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Fri May 24, 2013 01:57 PM CDT

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

SENATE FARM BILL WILL CARRY INTO JUNE

To her credit, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., has maintained momentum this week as she shepherded the 2013 farm bill through daily floor debates. However, with nearly 200 amendments having been filed, and dozens still to be considered, the Senate broke late Thursday for its week-long Memorial Day recess.

Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., told the press the number of amendments seemed to be the only issue with the bill in its current ...

Quick View
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Batten Down the Hatches Purdue economists forecast multiple years of negative or narrow margins for corn and soybean prod...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
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