AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider--Wednesday
Wed Sep 4, 2013 06:51 AM CDT

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

World Water Week Conference Looks at Effects of Agriculture

The 2013 World Water Week conference is taking place this week in Sweden, with the agriculture sector under scrutiny as always, being by far the biggest user of freshwater resources worldwide.

Farming uses around 70% of all withdrawals of freshwater resources globally, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. This is followed by 19% for industry and 11% for municipal uses. The U.N. group also estimates that the food sector ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • 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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