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
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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