AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Jun 26, 2014 05:19 AM CDT

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

Senate Panel Taking Up Short-Term Financing for Highway Fund

The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to take up legislation later today that would allow the government to raise $9 billion for the Highway Trust Fund, thus preventing the fund from going broke this summer. The measure, supported by committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., contains a provision that would raise the current cap on a heavy truck use tax to apply to vehicles already on the road in some states above a ...

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  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
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