AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Jan 18, 2013 06:00 AM CST

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

Pesticide 'Mega Lawsuit' Dismissal Hearing Set for March

The Environmental Protection Agency is continuing settlement talks with plaintiffs in a legal action commonly referred to as the pesticide "mega suit." The action, brought by the environmental groups the Center for Biological Diversity and the Pesticide Action Network North America, alleges that EPA failed to consult with the federal wildlife services to determine the effects of 382 pesticides on 214 species protected under the Endangered Species Act. Such consultations are required under ...

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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