AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Dec 10, 2012 06:16 AM CST

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

White House Continues Preparations for Possible Sequestration in January

The White House Office of Management and Budget has again requested federal agencies to provide additional information and analysis of their planned spending in advance of automatic spending cuts scheduled to go into effect Jan. 2 under mandated sequestration.

The Budget Control Act calls for spending cuts totaling $1.2 trillion over 10 years to go into effect Jan. 2 if Congress fails to adopt an alternative deficit-reduction plan. The White House is ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
  • Woodbury: Family Business Matters Consider whether you want your legacy to be measured by the size of your bank account, your inves...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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