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Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu May 16, 2013 12:30 AM CDT

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

Boxer Set to Again Move McCarthy's Nomination to Head EPA

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., plans to try again today to convince Republicans on her panel to approve the president's nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

In a last-minute effort to persuade the GOP, acting EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe met Tuesday with panel ranking member David Vitter, R-La. In a statement released after the meeting, Vitter said the exchange was "productive" and that ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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