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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Jun 11, 2014 06:30 AM CDT

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

Critics Hit USDA for Slow Start to New Farm Programs

President Obama signed the 2014 farm bill last February, and critics now are wondering why USDA has not yet written and implemented rules for the new programs. After all, they say, it's been four months!

USDA officials say the initial three farm bill priorities are: (1) implementing the livestock disaster program provisions; (2) getting the new cotton STAX program up and running; and (3) implementing the beginning farmer programs. But other ...

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