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Mon Mar 10, 2014 06:19 AM CDT

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

CFTC Commissioner Promotes Cost-Effectiveness of Agency's Enforcement Activities

Mark Wetjen, acting chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, told members of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee last week that the money in the agency's current budget is inadequate to fulfill its mission. He also cited the return on investment that Congress receives from CFTC as a reason to boost appropriations for fiscal 2015.

Last year, the White House requested $315 million for the agency which oversees the nation's futures and options ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
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