AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider - Thursday
Thu Jan 31, 2013 06:16 AM CST

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

President Promotes Immigration Reform

President Obama says he wants Congress to prepare immigration reform legislation, including stepped-up enforcement against employers that hire undocumented workers and various changes to the immigration system designed to make it less burdensome for both employers and workers.

Obama delivered his remarks earlier this week after eight senators representing both parties released a set of principles they hope to see included in any immigration legislation. The president said the principles were "very much in line" with his ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
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