AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider--Tuesday
Tue Oct 1, 2013 06:20 AM CDT

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

Government Shutdown to Hit CFTC

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will need to "severely curtail its operations" as a result of the government shutdown that begins today, as "the vast majority of the agency's operations will cease," according to a memorandum posted on the agency's website. The Sept. 25 memo to the Office of Management and Budget identified 28 staff positions as essential because "their work is necessary to address an imminent risk to the safety of human life or the ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is...
  • Competing for Dollars Beef has some catching up to do, but there is opportunity ahead.
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • $3 Corn Subdues Bids March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Nutrients Ruling A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that a lower court could not order EPA to make a decision o...
  • West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 1 Two years after the ammonium nitrate explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas, state offic...
  • West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 2 While federal and state governments did not mandate more regulations when it comes to storing fer...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my cow has anaplaz, which I've never heard of before. What is it?
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