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Washington Insider - Wednesday
Wed Jan 23, 2013 05:59 AM CST

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

Vilsack, McGovern Lobby Mayors' Conference to Support Passage of the Farm Bill

The U.S. Conference of Mayors held its annual meeting last week, and heard from both Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., that passage of the next farm bill is important to the "tens of millions of people in the United States of America who are hungry." Vilsack said he regarded the farm bill as a food and jobs bill; McGovern, a member of the House Agriculture ...

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  • 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...
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  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
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