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 ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • 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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