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Washington Insider-- Monday
Mon Dec 9, 2013 06:08 AM CST

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

Senate Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Renewable Fuels Standard

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has scheduled a hearing Wednesday on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that will feature officials from both the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. Also testifying will be pro-renewable fuels group Growth Energy and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, an anti-ethanol organization. The stated purpose of the hearing is to "examine the status and effectiveness of federal policies that implement the federal renewable fuel ...

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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