AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:26 AM CST

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

U.S. MAY SEE SUGAR SURPLUS THIS YEAR

USDA's latest world agricultural supply and demand reports include a forecast of record U.S. sugar production for the 2012-13 marketing year that could hit 9.22 million short tons and exceed the peak of 9.032 million tons produced in 1999-2000.

Some forecasters say it is becoming more likely USDA will be required to remove some sugar from the domestic market to support farm-level prices. For example, Bloomberg News has calculated that while Americans are eating ...

Quick View
  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
Endangered Species Act Reform Passed
Washington Insider --Wednesday
Ag Policy Blog
Ag Policy Blog
Washington Insider --Tuesday
Washington Insider -- Monday
Washington Insider -- Friday
New Rural Infrastructure Fund
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Ag Policy Blog