AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Apr 15, 2013 06:01 AM CDT

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

McCarthy's Nomination to Head EPA Appears Headed for Senate Approval

During her confirmation hearing last week, Gina McCarthy presented herself as a pragmatic regulator as she sought to gain Senate approval of her nomination as the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator. She avoided making many commitments to senators other than to assure them she would address their concerns and consider various points of view in rulemakings.

McCarthy attempted to assuage the concerns of Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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