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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Jan 18, 2013 06:00 AM CST

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

Pesticide 'Mega Lawsuit' Dismissal Hearing Set for March

The Environmental Protection Agency is continuing settlement talks with plaintiffs in a legal action commonly referred to as the pesticide "mega suit." The action, brought by the environmental groups the Center for Biological Diversity and the Pesticide Action Network North America, alleges that EPA failed to consult with the federal wildlife services to determine the effects of 382 pesticides on 214 species protected under the Endangered Species Act. Such consultations are required under ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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