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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Jul 12, 2013 05:55 AM CDT

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

Obama Nominees May Get Senate Vote After All

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has decided to press ahead with confirmation votes on three of President Obama's nominees in spite of opposition from Republicans. The three are Thomas Perez to be secretary of Labor, Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

Reid plans to file cloture motions that would force a vote on whether to proceed to consideration of ...

Quick View
  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • Study Your Farm Bill Options Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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