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Washington Insider - Wednesday
Wed Jan 30, 2013 06:14 AM CST

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

Senate May Act on Debt Limit Bill Today

The Senate today is expected to take up the House-approved bill temporarily suspending the government's borrowing limit, according to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. If approved, the bill would suspend the debt ceiling through May 18 and reset it at a higher level May 19 to account for debt the Treasury Department issued in the interim. Experts say the bill would effectively allow Treasury to have borrowing capacity until late July or August.

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  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • Study Your Farm Bill Options Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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