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
  • Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy Can you trim inputs while growing soybeans in 2015? Here's a look at what you can and can't cut.
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
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