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 ...

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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