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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 ...

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  • Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy Can you trim inputs while growing soybeans in 2015? Here's a look at what you can and can't cut.
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
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