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
  • 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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