AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider-- Tuesday
Tue Nov 26, 2013 06:06 AM CST

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

Agriculture Committee Leaders Remain Optimistic About Prospects for New Farm Bill

The outlook for the farm bill remains unsettled even as Democratic and Republican committee leaders claim to be making progress, and their goal remains getting a conference report to both chambers before Dec. 13. But when there was no announcement of a deal coming together before the Thanksgiving recess, optimism appeared to drop significantly outside the committees.

Differences in House and Senate commodity and insurance programs are now being acknowledged ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
  • Woodbury: Family Business Matters Consider whether you want your legacy to be measured by the size of your bank account, your inves...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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