AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider-- Thursday
Thu Dec 12, 2013 06:04 AM CST

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

Reid's Plan to Speed Confirmation of Presidential Nominees May Not be a Total Success

Before Thanksgiving, Senate Democrats, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., took steps to tighten the chamber's filibuster rule with the hope of speeding consideration of presidential nominees for positions within the administration and the federal judiciary. However, it now appears that minority Republicans still have a number of tools at their disposal to bog down Senate operations.

The minority party in the Senate traditionally has used ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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