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Washington Insider
Thu Aug 28, 2014 06:07 PM CDT

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

OMB CONDUCTING FINAL REVIEW OF 2014 RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD

The Environmental Protection Agency has forwarded its proposed Renewable Fuels Standard to the White House Office of Management and Budget for a final review, and many industry observers say they doubt that OMB will make many substantive changes to the proposed rule.

The renewable fuels industry and its representatives in Congress are said to be lobbying for the administration to increase EPA's proposed 15.21 billion gallon RFS for 2014, but most analysts ...

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.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • 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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