The largest oil-by-rail marine terminal in the nation proposed along the Columbia River in Washington is getting national news coverage. Fox News reports that environmental and tribal opposition have created a battle over Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy terminal planned to handle 360,000 barrels of crude oil a day. The $210 million terminal would receive an average of four 1½-mile long crude oil trains a day, likely traveling on tracks between Spokane and Vancouver. Oil would temporarily be stored on site and then loaded onto tankers and ships bound for West Coast refineries. The Yakama Nation and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation plan to show that the project interferes with their treaty-reserved fishing rights Testimony began Monday and will last over last over five weeks.

Over the weekend on CNN Politics a New York Times correspondent Jonathon Martin said that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack might be a sleeper pick for Hilary Clintons Vice Presidential candidate.

From Agri-pulse, The number of hogs and pigs is on the rise On Friday, USDA reported that total hogs and pigs inventory in the United States was 68.4 million increasing 2 percent from a year ago with some industry experts are predicting problems ahead.