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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