AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Feb 14, 2013 06:24 AM CST

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

IRS May Furlough Employees if Sequestration Becomes a Reality

With every passing day, more government bureaus, departments and agencies are reporting to the press how they plan to deal with the effects of across-the-board governmental spending cuts, known as sequestration. Sequestration is scheduled to take effect Friday, March 1, unless Congress takes action to prevent it.

This week, the Internal Revenue Service said it may be forced to put some employees on temporary furlough if sequestration goes through. In an email ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
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