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Washington Insider-- Tuesday
Tue Dec 31, 2013 06:09 AM CST

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

Governors, Senators Lobby Administration to Maintain Ethanol Mandate

Governors representing six major corn ethanol-producing states have written to President Obama to urge him to use his regulatory authority to prevent proposed reductions in the renewable fuel standard for 2014. In their letter, governors from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota say a rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency threatens the U.S. biofuels industry.

Earlier, a bipartisan group of 16 senators wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy urging ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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