AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Dec 28, 2012 06:24 AM CST

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

Dockworker Strike Averted in Pacific Northwest, at Least for Now

The International Longshoremen's and Warehouse Union says its workers will not go on strike against grain shippers at Pacific Northwest ports despite shippers imposing what the union calls "substandard" contract terms. As a result, major grain exporters with facilities in the PNW yesterday notified the ILWU that they would implement the terms of what they labeled their last, best and final contract offer.

Contract issues center on the contract that covers ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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