NEWS
The Market's Fine Print
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Mon Feb 3, 2014 11:06 AM CST

While I'm pleased to learn that the House has passed the Agricultural Act of 2014, the turtle-like speed of the process makes it tough to gush. The painfully slow formation of this would-be farm bill makes granite and marble look like instant pudding.

If the Senate follows suit early next week as most insiders and pundits predict, it will finally mark the agonizing completion of a legislative update once thought to be fairly routine. Rome may have not been built in a day, but most historians would agree that the extended construction permit was at least worth the wait.

For ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
Survey: US Cow Herd Grew in 2014
The Attraction of Youth
Certified at 99%
Two Sisters, One Bold Move
NFU Doubts Cattle Import Basis
Kub's Den
Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Calif. Feeders Try to Rebound
BQA Stocker