AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider-- Thursday
Thu Jan 30, 2014 06:41 AM CST

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

Wyden Less Enthusiastic About Trade Deals Than was Baucus

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who is widely expected to soon become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, reportedly is not overly enthusiastic about free trade agreements. This is important because the Finance Committee has jurisdiction over the nation's trade and tax policies and two major trade agreement negotiations currently are underway -- agreements that must first pass though the committee.

Wyden says he won't back legislation proposed by current Senate Finance Committee ...

Quick View
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  • 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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