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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 ...

Quick View
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  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • Study Your Farm Bill Options Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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