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Washington Insider - Thursday
Thu Jan 31, 2013 06:16 AM CST

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

President Promotes Immigration Reform

President Obama says he wants Congress to prepare immigration reform legislation, including stepped-up enforcement against employers that hire undocumented workers and various changes to the immigration system designed to make it less burdensome for both employers and workers.

Obama delivered his remarks earlier this week after eight senators representing both parties released a set of principles they hope to see included in any immigration legislation. The president said the principles were "very much in line" with his ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • 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.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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