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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed May 8, 2013 06:39 AM CDT

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

EPA Administrator Confirmation Vote Scheduled for May 9

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow on President Obama's nomination of Gina McCarthy to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. In advance of the vote, McCarthy has been busy providing Senate Republicans with written answers to their questions, but reportedly has provided few specific commitments for the agency's regulatory agenda over the next few years.

Committee ranking member David Vitter, R-La., released McCarthy's written ...

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  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
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