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
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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