NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Apr 8, 2013 05:42 AM CDT

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

EPA Employee Furloughs to Begin April 21

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun issuing notices to individual employees in preparation for unpaid days off that are scheduled to begin April 21. EPA Assistant Administrator Craig Hooks said in an email to agency employees last week that they would be receiving the notices beginning as early as last Friday.

Federal agencies are required to provide employees with a written decision describing the specific reasons for a furlough, according to guidance issued by ...

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?
Related News Stories
Ag Policy Blog
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Tax Extenders Vote
Ag Policy Blog
Ag Policy Blog
Climate Work Ahead at USDA
Ethanol Campaign Ramps Up
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Ag Policy Blog
US Delays Review of Keystone Pipeline