AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider-- Wednesday
Wed Dec 18, 2013 06:02 AM CST

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

Senate Poised to Replace Sequester

With Senate Finance Committee ranking Republican Orrin Hatch of Utah now saying he will support bipartisan legislation to replace the sequester, the stage is set for the Senate to approve the measure before the chamber recesses this week for the remainder of 2013.

"The reality is that Republicans only control one-half of one-third of government. Ultimately, this [sequester] agreement upholds the principles conservatives stand for and, with Democrats controlling the White House and the Senate, it ...

Quick View
  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • Study Your Farm Bill Options Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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