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Washington Insider
Wed Jul 10, 2013 03:38 PM CDT

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

HOUSE TO CONSIDER FARM BILL, SANS SNAP, THIS WEEK

House GOP leaders Tuesday decided to bring the 2013 farm bill to the floor this week minus the contentious issues of food stamp funding and reform. However, the decision to split the legislation into farm and nutrition sections is itself controversial.

Earlier this month, more than 530 farm and agribusiness organizations and associations wrote to House leaders urging that the farm bill be considered intact. The letter-writers were joined in their recommendation ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • 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...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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