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 ...

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