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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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  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
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