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Washington Insider
Fri Aug 16, 2013 02:51 PM CDT

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

EPA's McCarthy Talks Climate Change in Remarks to Iowa Farmers

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Aug. 15 was at the Iowa state fair, speaking with farmers at the Iowa Farm Environmental Awards ceremony. The event marks an early effort by the new administrator to connect with the agriculture community, in hopes of avoiding her predecessor's misstep.

"The challenges that farmers and the ag community face today -- extreme drought or extreme floods, and identifying what needs to be done to mitigate ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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