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Washington Insider
Tue Jun 10, 2014 03:33 PM CDT

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

HOUSE LIKELY TO VOTE ON USDA-CFTC-FDA SPENDING BILL THIS MONTH

House Republican leaders this week plan to take up the fiscal 2015 appropriations bill covering USDA, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Food and Drug Administration. The plan outlined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., would have the House first consider the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill and then the USDA measure. That bill reportedly will be brought to the floor under an open amendment process that will ...

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  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • 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...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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