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Washington Insider-- Thursday
Thu Nov 21, 2013 07:56 AM CST

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

EPA's Five-Year Plan Could Provoke Additional Scrutiny

The Environmental Protection Agency this week issued a draft five-year plan that lists the agency's top priorities for fiscal 2014 through 2018. These include: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, implementing adaptation strategies for dealing with the effects of climate change, protecting water bodies, cleaning up communities and promoting sustainable development, ensuring chemical safety, preventing pollution, and ensuring compliance and enforcing existing laws.

EPA said its priority goal in addressing climate change for fiscal 2014 and ...

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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