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Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:41 AM CDT

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

CONGRESS IN RACE WITH EPA REGARDING STUDY OF ALGAL TOXINS

Legislation moving through Congress that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to create a plan to combat algal toxins in public water systems now appears unlikely to pass before EPA begins doing that on its own.

Legislation that already has passed the House and is under consideration by the Senate would require EPA to publish a list of harmful toxins, summarize their known adverse health effects, evaluate the risk they pose ...

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