NEWS
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Apr 16, 2013 05:59 AM CDT

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

Obama Again Seeks Federal Spending Rescission Authority

Included in the budget request the president sent to Congress last week is a proposal that would grant him a way to repeal spending authority for individual budget items. There is some enthusiasm in Congress for granting such authority, but many observers believe that this call will fail, just as have identical proposals in the past.

In his fiscal 2014 budget, President Obama proposed the president be given expedited rescission authority, the power to ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Vilsack on Future of Farming
Washington Insider -- Friday
Ag Policy Blog
Kansas Points Out CWA Flaws
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Ag Policy Blog
Sustainable Fertilizer Work
Todd's Take
Ag Policy Blog