AG POLICY NEWS
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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  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • 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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