FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Washington Insider
Wed May 7, 2014 03:36 PM CDT

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

CONFEREES STILL NEGOTIATING WATER PROJECTS BILL

The water resources development bill that currently is the subject of a House-Senate conference, appears to have cleared a first procedural hurdle. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., the lead negotiator for legislation, says that Senate conferees have come to an agreement on a report and are awaiting a response from House conference members.

The coming language is expected to increase funding for harbor maintenance projects and also could accelerate work on locks and dams. Conferees have ...

Quick View
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  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
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  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
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