AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Jun 17, 2013 06:00 AM CDT

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

House Farm Bill Likely to Contain Provision to Rein in EPA

The House may take up its version of the farm bill this week, legislation that in addition to reforming agricultural support programs also would impose new restrictions on Environmental Protection Agency regulations that affect agriculture. The goal is to reduce burdens faced by farmers from EPA regulatory actions.

For one thing, the proposal includes language barring the need for farmers and applicators to obtain Clean Water Act discharge permits for ...

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