AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri May 24, 2013 06:14 AM CDT

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

Senate Farm Bill Will Carry into June

To her credit, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., has maintained momentum this week as she shepherded the 2013 farm bill through daily floor debates. However, with nearly 200 amendments having been filed, and dozens still to be considered, the Senate broke late Thursday for its week-long Memorial Day recess.

Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., told the press the number of amendments seemed to be the only issue with the bill in its current ...

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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