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Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Jul 30, 2013 06:09 AM CDT

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

Upton Names Members to Renewable Fuels Taskforce

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., has asked four GOP members of his panel to take the lead on reforming a federal biofuels mandate. The group reportedly will work to develop possible policy actions aimed at reforming, but not repealing, the Renewable Fuels Standard mandate.

"You don't have enough [votes] for repeal," group member Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., told a panel of stakeholders at a subcommittee hearing last week. "You do ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
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