AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider - Tuesday
Tue Aug 19, 2014 05:48 AM CDT

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

Fast-Track Trade Bill Unlikely to be Taken Up This Year

Progress on two major free trade agreements is almost certain to slow until Congress passes so-called "fast track" trade negotiating authority for the administration. Another certainty: Congress will not do this before the mid-term elections and likely will not do so during any lame duck session in November and December.

Capitol Hill and industry sources told the Bloomberg news service that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is unlikely to bring ...

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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