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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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  • Xtend Moves Forward USDA has issued its final environmental impact statement recommending full deregulation of Monsan...
  • Land Market What could the next year hold for land values?
  • No Agreement on Tax Extenders White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday said in his daily briefing that the White House woul...
  • Year-End Tax Panic Do-it-yourselfers beware: Last-minute tax rules could complicate your 2014 returns. Small employe...
  • Dow's Gutsy Decision Dow's decision to launch Enlist offers some hand-selected growers a chance to test drive new tech...
  • Congress Reaches Funding Deal The overall Agriculture Department and related agencies bill would cost $20.5 billion for fiscal ...
  • Need To Bee Accurate A news story had the wires buzzing Tuesday afternoon after a report that EPA was set to restrict ...
  • Kub's Den The Dakotas lost more than $130 million in grain revenue during the 2013-14 marketing year compar...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to improve udder quality in my herd?
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