AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Jun 24, 2013 06:21 AM CDT

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

USDA Spending Bills in Both Chambers May Be Heading to Floor Votes

For the first time since 2006, the Appropriations committees in both houses of Congress have approved their respective spending bills for USDA and related agencies before the first of July. The first question now becomes whether the measures will make it to floor votes this summer. Because of continuing budgetary disagreements between majority House Republicans and majority Senate Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has yet to commit ...

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  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
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