AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Dec 3, 2012 06:20 AM CST

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

Senate Likely to Repeal Jackson-Vanik Application to Russia

The Senate is expected this week to take up floor consideration of legislation that would repeal application of the U.S. Jackson-Vanik amendment to Russia and Moldova and approve sanctions provisions -- asset freezes and visa denials -- targeting those who abuse human rights in Russia. The legislation already has passed the House.

Hill sources indicate that Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wants to take up the Russia trade bill following action on the ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
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