AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider
Thu May 2, 2013 11:51 AM CDT

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

CONGRESS LIKELY TO STICK WITH SEQUESTRATION, AT LEAST IN THEORY

The willingness of Congress to find a legislative solution to the airport delays caused by sequester-required furloughs of air traffic controllers has provided a reason to believe that other exceptions may be coming.

The solution involves giving the administration the authority to shift funds from the Airport Improvement Program, which provides federal grants to airports for capital projects dealing with safety and capacity, to salaries and benefits for air traffic controllers. ...

Quick View
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
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