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
  • 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.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • 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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