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Thu Apr 24, 2014 06:02 AM CDT

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

Chemical Safety Board Calls for Better Regulation of Stored Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer

Just over a year ago, a massive explosion at a Texas facility that stored ammonium nitrate fertilizer killed 14 people, many of whom were first responders. This week, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said the April 17, 2013 explosion was "preventable" and pointed out that the 40-60 tons of ammonium nitrate that ignited were stored in a wooden building and bins, rather than concrete, and that the facility had ...

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  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
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