AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider--Tuesday
Tue Aug 27, 2013 06:06 AM CDT

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

Boehner's Plan to Avoid Government Shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says the chamber will consider a short-term funding resolution that maintains sequestration cuts when lawmakers return from recess in September. Speaking last week on a conference call with Republican members, Boehner said the continuing resolution would avert a government shutdown after Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

There is no word on how much time Boehner intends the short-term resolution to cover, but some Capitol Hill sources ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • Humane Livestock Handling on the Farm The American Farm Bureau Federation honored animal-handling expert Temple Grandin with a distingu...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet What might have been wrong with a calf that died early with swollen joints?
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