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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri May 10, 2013 05:09 AM CDT

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

Republicans Block Senate Panel Vote on McCarthy Nomination

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee did not meet as scheduled yesterday to consider the nomination of Gina McCarthy to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency as all Republicans on the panel boycotted the session.

Republicans sent a letter to Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., saying that they were availing themselves of Senate rules that allow them to prevent a vote unless there was a quorum present. The reason, they ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • 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?
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