NEWS
Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Dec 7, 2012 08:06 AM CST

President Obama raised the issue of the Mississippi River flows with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at a cabinet meeting Wednesday and also asked Vilsack about the drought situation overall.

Vilsack told reporters Thursday the president instructed the administration to put together a way in which rock removal could be fast-tracked by the Army Corps of Engineers. Vilsack told reporters Thursday that is the process of happening. He also has communicated with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and leaders at the Army Corps of Engineers about the ability to continue navigation.

"Those conversations are ongoing. I think everyone is aware and sensitive to ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
Related News Stories
FDA Backs Off Animal Feed Rule
The Market's Fine Print
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Tax Extenders Vote
Climate Work Ahead at USDA
Ethanol Campaign Ramps Up
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Washington Insider -- Monday
US Delays Review of Keystone Pipeline