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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Jun 11, 2014 06:30 AM CDT

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

Critics Hit USDA for Slow Start to New Farm Programs

President Obama signed the 2014 farm bill last February, and critics now are wondering why USDA has not yet written and implemented rules for the new programs. After all, they say, it's been four months!

USDA officials say the initial three farm bill priorities are: (1) implementing the livestock disaster program provisions; (2) getting the new cotton STAX program up and running; and (3) implementing the beginning farmer programs. But other ...

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  • 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...
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