NEWS
Washington Insider
Fri May 17, 2013 05:57 PM CDT

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

ARMY CORPS COULD RECEIVE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR PORT MAINTENANCE

The Senate this week approved legislation to reauthorize water infrastructure projects, a bill that advances the novel notion that money collected for and deposited in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund be used for harbor maintenance.

The trust receives its funding from a tax levied on importers and domestic shippers which is used theoretically to fund dredging projects. The fund has been a prominent target for congressional reform because only about half of the trust fund receipts ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Cattle Market There may be a little less bull in this fall's calf market, but the fundamentals still spell oppo...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl answers readers' questions on depreciation recapture, defining a "true" lease and ...
  • Ask the Vet Does my calf have a hernia and is it repairable?
Related News Stories
National Injunction Argued
Ozone Standard Questioned
Washington Insider--Wednesday
California Drought Challenges
Activists Targeting Biotech
Ag Policy Blog
Washington Insider - Tuesday
Ag Policy Blog
Washington Insider - Monday
WOTUS Conflict Hits Boiling Point