AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider - Thursday
Thu Jan 24, 2013 06:08 AM CST

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

Curbing Nutrient Pollution to Remain a Major Issue for EPA This Year

Under a 2010 legal settlement with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency has until April 30 to propose revisions to the existing rules for concentrated animal feeding operations that could make it easier for the agency to designate large animal feedlots as CAFOs under the Clean Water Act. The American Farm Bureau Federation says said the rule could extend to feedlots with fewer than 12,000 animals, operations ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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