AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Jun 19, 2014 06:06 AM CDT

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

California's Congressional Delegation Still Looking for Drought Assistance

Members of California's congressional delegation are continuing to meet with their colleagues to find a way to provide drought relief assistance to the state. The drought, the state's worst in decades, already is affecting farmers and could affect people and businesses in much of California. A state agency has begun issuing orders to water agencies, farms, cities and others to curtail water withdrawals.

A major impediment to developing legislation that would be acceptable ...

Quick View
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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