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
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Batten Down the Hatches Purdue economists forecast multiple years of negative or narrow margins for corn and soybean prod...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
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