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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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Quick View
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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...
  • 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.
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