AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Sep 19, 2013 06:26 AM CDT

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

Stabenow Unenthusiastic About Plans to Drop Nutrition Programs From Farm Bill

In a few years, the nutrition-only bill that the House will consider shortly would permanently decouple the agriculture-only titles from the former nutrition title of the old farm bill. And it would do this by specifying different authorization schedules for the two.

The House nutrition bill has been written in such a way that its authorization would terminate in three years unless Congress reauthorizes it. Meanwhile, the two pending bills ...

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  • 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 ...
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  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
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