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Washington Insider-- Thursday
Thu Nov 21, 2013 07:56 AM CST

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

EPA's Five-Year Plan Could Provoke Additional Scrutiny

The Environmental Protection Agency this week issued a draft five-year plan that lists the agency's top priorities for fiscal 2014 through 2018. These include: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, implementing adaptation strategies for dealing with the effects of climate change, protecting water bodies, cleaning up communities and promoting sustainable development, ensuring chemical safety, preventing pollution, and ensuring compliance and enforcing existing laws.

EPA said its priority goal in addressing climate change for fiscal 2014 and ...

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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