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Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Jun 17, 2013 06:00 AM CDT

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

House Farm Bill Likely to Contain Provision to Rein in EPA

The House may take up its version of the farm bill this week, legislation that in addition to reforming agricultural support programs also would impose new restrictions on Environmental Protection Agency regulations that affect agriculture. The goal is to reduce burdens faced by farmers from EPA regulatory actions.

For one thing, the proposal includes language barring the need for farmers and applicators to obtain Clean Water Act discharge permits for ...

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  • 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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