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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Sun Feb 24, 2013 03:28 PM CST

USDA is spending a lot of time and resources working on issues such as cover (double) cropping and co-existence of biotech and non-biotech crops.

In his speech Thursday at the USDA Outlook Forum, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack took time to bring up both of those issues. In dealing with the consequences of last year's drought, the White House has created an administration-wide task force to look for ways to mitigate the effects, Vilsack said. USDA has done some standard drought responses such as opening up haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program land, but the department also wants to find ...

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