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Washington Insider --Friday
Fri Mar 7, 2014 10:33 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

USDA Inspector General Tells Appropriators Additional Funds Needed

USDA Inspector General Phyllis Fong said her office needs a "modest" increase in funding for fiscal 2015 to "provide more effective oversight of USDA programs."

Testifying earlier this week at the first Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY15 budget, Fong asked the panel to approve $97 million in funding for the IG's office, up from $90 million in FY 2014. As bait, Fong said her office plans to focus its resources on ...

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