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Washington Insider - Wednesday
Wed Jan 23, 2013 05:59 AM CST

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

Vilsack, McGovern Lobby Mayors' Conference to Support Passage of the Farm Bill

The U.S. Conference of Mayors held its annual meeting last week, and heard from both Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., that passage of the next farm bill is important to the "tens of millions of people in the United States of America who are hungry." Vilsack said he regarded the farm bill as a food and jobs bill; McGovern, a member of the House Agriculture ...

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  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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