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Washington Insider--Tuesday
Tue Sep 10, 2013 06:01 AM CDT

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

House May Take Up 'Food-Stamp-Only' Farm Bill This Month

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., last week sent a memo to his fellow House Republicans that outlined a lengthy to-do list for the chamber over the next two months, including bills to keep federal agencies open, avoid defaulting on the government's obligations, make changes to the immigration system, deal with Syria and, perhaps, reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamp program).

In prior years, food stamps would have ...

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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