AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider-- Thursday
Thu Nov 14, 2013 05:47 AM CST

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

EPA's McCarthy to Testify About Plans to Expand Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency have developed a joint proposal under which they would assert Clean Water Act jurisdiction over all natural and artificial tributary streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands that affect the chemical, physical and biological integrity of larger, downstream navigable waters. The proposal currently is under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget. And, as expected, it also ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
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