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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Dec 28, 2012 06:24 AM CST

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

Dockworker Strike Averted in Pacific Northwest, at Least for Now

The International Longshoremen's and Warehouse Union says its workers will not go on strike against grain shippers at Pacific Northwest ports despite shippers imposing what the union calls "substandard" contract terms. As a result, major grain exporters with facilities in the PNW yesterday notified the ILWU that they would implement the terms of what they labeled their last, best and final contract offer.

Contract issues center on the contract that covers ...

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  • 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...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • 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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