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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
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • 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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