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Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Oct 17, 2013 05:53 AM CDT

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

U.S.-Mexico Drilling Pact Close to Congressional Approval

The Senate this week approved its version of a bill to implement the U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Hydrocarbons Agreement. The House passed a bill in June that, unlike the Senate version, provides companies operating under the pact with waivers from a disclosure mandate in the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law.

The legislation would enact the terms of an agreement signed by the Obama administration and Mexico to govern how to explore, develop, and share revenue from all ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
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