AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Jun 28, 2013 06:05 AM CDT

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

House Democrats Introduce Senate Farm Bill

Three midwestern Democratic House members have introduced the Senate farm bill in the House. According to Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, one of the three sponsors, the proposal is identical to the farm bill that already has passed the Senate. "While the Senate legislation is not perfect, Congress must provide our farmers and rural communities some certainty," said Loebsack.

The other two sponsors are Reps. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, and Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., who also is a ...

Quick View
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  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
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