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Washington Insider--Friday
Fri Aug 16, 2013 05:23 AM CDT

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

EPA's McCarthy Talks Climate Change in Remarks to Iowa Farmers

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Aug. 15 was at the Iowa state fair, speaking with farmers at the Iowa Farm Environmental Awards ceremony. The event marks an early effort by the new administrator to connect with the agriculture community, in hopes of avoiding her predecessor's misstep.

"The challenges that farmers and the ag community face today -- extreme drought or extreme floods, and identifying what needs to be done to mitigate ...

Quick View
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  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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