AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu May 22, 2014 05:38 AM CDT

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

Resolution of Tax Incentives Problems Remains Elusive

Senators have yet to agree on a way forward that would allow a vote on a bill to reauthorize a package of tax incentives covering a wide range of industries. The legislation would extend more than 50 tax provisions for two years (including one for biodiesel producers), and even though it appears to have wide congressional support, there remain disagreements on several issues. The most contentious at this point appears to be whether to ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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