AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu May 23, 2013 06:11 AM CDT

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

Likelihood of Debt Ceiling Negotiations in Question

Congressional Republicans disagree with the White House on virtually everything, and the upcoming talks about the need to raise the federal debt ceiling is near the top of the list. In fact, the two sides have so far been unable to agree on whether there will be any negotiations.

In recent days, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has repeated the Obama administration's stance that it will not negotiate over whether the federal debt ceiling should ...

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  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • 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...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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