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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Jun 11, 2014 06:30 AM CDT

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

Critics Hit USDA for Slow Start to New Farm Programs

President Obama signed the 2014 farm bill last February, and critics now are wondering why USDA has not yet written and implemented rules for the new programs. After all, they say, it's been four months!

USDA officials say the initial three farm bill priorities are: (1) implementing the livestock disaster program provisions; (2) getting the new cotton STAX program up and running; and (3) implementing the beginning farmer programs. But other ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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