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AgDay Daily Recap -November 04, 2013

November 4, 2013
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

NOVEMBER 04, 2013

 

PROPANE SHORTAGE:

AS THE NEED FOR PROPANE BECOMES EVEN MORE URGENT THIS TIME OF YEAR, FOR SOME ACROSS the MIDWEST AND NORTHERN PLAINS, IT'S SIMPLY NOT THERE. AND THAT'S OUR TOP STORY ON AGDAY.

PETERSON FARM BILL:

IN WASHINGTON, JUST AS THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE STARTED DISCUSSIONS ON THE FARM BILL, PROGRESS WAS DISRUPTED BY A RECESS IN THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WON'T BE BACK IN WASHINGTON UNTIL TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12.

FARMING REGULATION:

AHEAD OF THE RECESS, THE HOUSE PASSED TWO BILLS AIMED TO PROVIDE REGULATORY RELEIF TO FARMERS. THE TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE APPROVED A BILL CALLED "REDUCING REGULATORY BURDENS ACT." IT ADDRESSES DUPLICATION IN THE POLLUTION DISCHARGE PORTION OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT. THE OTHER IS A BILL FOR ON-FARM STORAGE UNDER THE SPILL PREVENT, CONTROL AND COUNTERMEASURE REQUIREMENTS SET BY THE EPA. IT UPS THE EXEMPTION LEVEL TO 10 THOUSAND GALLONS AND SELF-CERTIFICATION TANKS TO 42 THOUSAND GALLONS.

ALLENDALE INFORMA FORECAST:

A WEEK AHEAD OF USDA'S NEXT CROP PRODUCTION REPORT, BOTH ALLENDALE AND INFORMA CAME OUT WITH THEIR OWN FORECAST.

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