AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Jul 9, 2013 06:17 AM CDT

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

Feckless Congress Likely to Set a New Record for Unproductivity

Completing even routine tasks now appears beyond the ability of the current Congress. Since it began its first session last January, the 113th Congress has passed just 15 bills that were signed into law by President Obama. Among the 15 bills that made it through the legislative process were HR 1071 ("To specify the size of the precious-metal blanks that will be used in the production of the National Baseball Hall ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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