Friday, May 17, 2013 4:34PM CDT
The recent tragedy in West, Texas, has sparked increased debate about regulations surrounding on-farm fertilizer storage. DTN research shows a mix of regulations exist, depending on where a farm is located in the nation.
Floor Fights Ahead in House
Friday, May 17, 2013 2:44PM CDT
Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said his conversations with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., suggest the farm bill legislation will be debated in mid-June. Debate begins on the Senate bill Monday afternoon.
Informa Trims Corn Acres
Friday, May 17, 2013 12:02PM CDT
Private analytical firm Informa Economics thinks soybeans will be planted on 1.2 million more acres than USDA's March acreage estimate. Corn acreage is expected to be planted on 96.8 million acres, a 455,000-acre decrease.
EPA Budget Examined
Thursday, May 16, 2013 3:23PM CDT
EPA's acting administrator told House committee members Thursday during a hearing on the agency's proposed 2014 budget that the agency will look at Freedom of Information Act allegations in light of the recent Internal Revenue Service scandal.