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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed May 8, 2013 06:39 AM CDT

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

EPA Administrator Confirmation Vote Scheduled for May 9

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow on President Obama's nomination of Gina McCarthy to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. In advance of the vote, McCarthy has been busy providing Senate Republicans with written answers to their questions, but reportedly has provided few specific commitments for the agency's regulatory agenda over the next few years.

Committee ranking member David Vitter, R-La., released McCarthy's written ...

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  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • Study Your Farm Bill Options Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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