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Washington Insider - Thursday
Thu Aug 28, 2014 05:52 AM CDT

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

OMB Conducting Final Review of 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency has forwarded its proposed Renewable Fuels Standard to the White House Office of Management and Budget for a final review, and many industry observers say they doubt that OMB will make many substantive changes to the proposed rule.

The renewable fuels industry and its representatives in Congress are said to be lobbying for the administration to increase EPA's proposed 15.21 billion gallon RFS for 2014, but most analysts ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
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