FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Jul 21, 2014 06:14 AM CDT

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

Senate Appropriators Continue Struggle with Fiscal 2015 Spending Measures

The Senate Appropriations Committee last week approved a $549.3 billion spending bill for the Department of Defense, an action that brings to eight the number of fiscal 2015 bills so far approved by the panel this summer. That leaves committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., with just four more to complete.

Unfortunately, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has not yet been able to get even one spending bill to the floor for ...

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  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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