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Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue May 7, 2013 06:07 AM CDT

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

Farm Bill May Link Conservation Participation to Crop Insurance Eligibility

There is a push on by a number of farm groups, conservation organizations and some crop insurers to convince members of the House and Senate Agriculture committees to require compliance with federal conservation efforts as a condition of eligibility for crop insurance. This provision was included in farm bill legislation that the Senate approved last year. The House never took up its version of a farm bill, although the measure was ...

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