AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Jun 18, 2013 05:48 AM CDT

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

Farm Bill Heads the House Agenda This Week

For weeks we've heard nothing but gloom and doom about the prospects for the House farm bill, but that appears to be changing. After numerous failed whip counts (in which there were not enough likely votes for passage), the House leadership now is saying that they are close to finding the necessary 218 votes. One factor may have been House Speaker John Boehner's, R-Ohio, announcement that he would support the farm bill and ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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