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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Mar 19, 2014 06:12 AM CDT

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

House Democrats Urge Vilsack to Drop Poultry Plan

Sixty-eight members of Congress have signed a letter calling on the Obama administration to back off a plan to overhaul poultry inspection, even though USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack continues to defend the proposed rule.

Only one Republican, Michael Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, signed the four-page letter, which cites a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that questioned the adequacy of the data USDA used to justify the rule. Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., Jim Moran, D-Va., ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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