AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Apr 24, 2014 06:02 AM CDT

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

Chemical Safety Board Calls for Better Regulation of Stored Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer

Just over a year ago, a massive explosion at a Texas facility that stored ammonium nitrate fertilizer killed 14 people, many of whom were first responders. This week, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said the April 17, 2013 explosion was "preventable" and pointed out that the 40-60 tons of ammonium nitrate that ignited were stored in a wooden building and bins, rather than concrete, and that the facility had ...

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  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a new, faster method of testing soybean cyst nematode samples is...
  • Profit Makeover When Curtis Schallert's 40-year-old stands of Kentucky-31 fescue petered out a few years ago, the...
  • UAVs Taking Flight in Ag The FAA this month began accelerating its exemption approvals for companies testing the skies wit...
  • Iowa's Field of Dreams Current Iowa land values are running about 16% below peak 2013 levels. That's according to a real...
  • Drought Recovery March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Competing for Dollars Beef is far from a loser in the daily race for buyers at meat counters across the country. It's n...
  • CDC: No Human H5N2 Cases So Far So far, there are no reported cases of H5N2 in humans, but transmission of the highly contagious ...
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