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Washington Insider - Friday
Fri Aug 1, 2014 11:49 AM CDT

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

WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES INTERPRETIVE RULE TWEAKS COMING

EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers announced unspecified steps will be taken by the Obama administration to clarify that USDA will not have a regulatory role in deciding what farming practices are exempt from Section 404 permitting Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rules.

The agencies contacted others. Ellen Gilinsky, senior policy advisor at EPA's Office of Water, said the focus has been on "how we can take a look at ...

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