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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Jul 11, 2014 06:14 AM CDT

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

OMB Issues Threat to Veto House Energy, Water Appropriations Bill

House legislation that would fund federal water and energy activities is under a veto threat issued this week by the White House Office of Management and Budget. OBM says that as written, the $34 billion appropriations bill underfunds clean energy projects and contains harmful environmental riders that would block the administration from issuing rules that would subject coal mining, road building and excavating operations to Clean Water Act permitting requirements.

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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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