AG POLICY NEWS
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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Quick View
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  • 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...
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