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
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Rates Too Low Too Long Discounted interest rates have led to unintended consequences in land values, a shortage of funds...
  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
  • Ask the Vet My vet diagnosed anaplaz and I've never heard of that.
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