Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.
Senate Bill Aims for No Repeat of Propane Shortage
Legislation that would give the Secretary of Energy the responsibility of being the emergency coordinator should another propane shortage occur was introduced in the Senate just before Congress adjourned for its five-week summer recess.
The measure, introduced by Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, is intended to head off future propane shortages such as those that plagued the Midwest last winter.
Among other things, the proposal would ...