FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Jun 19, 2014 06:06 AM CDT

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

California's Congressional Delegation Still Looking for Drought Assistance

Members of California's congressional delegation are continuing to meet with their colleagues to find a way to provide drought relief assistance to the state. The drought, the state's worst in decades, already is affecting farmers and could affect people and businesses in much of California. A state agency has begun issuing orders to water agencies, farms, cities and others to curtail water withdrawals.

A major impediment to developing legislation that would be acceptable ...

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