FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Jul 3, 2014 06:46 AM CDT

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

EPA to Undertake PR Campaign with Farmers

Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency plan over the next several months to meet with farmers and agricultural interests about the agency's proposal to redefine the extent of the federal government's jurisdiction over the "waters of the United States." Federal law gives EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction over these bodies of water, so any change in the term's definition carries with it the ability for the government to have greater or ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • 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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