AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Jul 30, 2013 06:09 AM CDT

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

Upton Names Members to Renewable Fuels Taskforce

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., has asked four GOP members of his panel to take the lead on reforming a federal biofuels mandate. The group reportedly will work to develop possible policy actions aimed at reforming, but not repealing, the Renewable Fuels Standard mandate.

"You don't have enough [votes] for repeal," group member Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., told a panel of stakeholders at a subcommittee hearing last week. "You do ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Strong Immunity Wins Two weeks after calving, cows lose body condition. But if she is short on nutrients, too, that dr...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • GOP Picks Conaway as House Ag Chairman The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the...
  • Head Start A Pennsylvania teen has two years of a farm-to-fork business under his belt and is looking to exp...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business One of the world's wealthiest families measures success not in dollars but in authenticity.
  • Ask the Vet A warning about bull breeding soundness.
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