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Washington Insider-- Tuesday
Tue Nov 12, 2013 05:16 AM CST

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

CFTC's Gensler Warns of Enforcement Difficulties Due to Inadequate Funding

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said the commission is being forced to delay and forgo enforcement actions because it does not have the resources needed to investigate and litigate all of the misconduct it sees in the marketplace.

Speaking at a recent futures industry function in Chicago, Gensler pointed out that CFTC's rulemaking, compliance and enforcement duties have increased significantly since the 2008 financial crisis and the Dodd-Frank financial ...

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...
  • Study Your Farm Bill Options 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...
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