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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
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • 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...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
  • Woodbury: Family Business Matters Consider whether you want your legacy to be measured by the size of your bank account, your inves...
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