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Washington Insider--Friday
Fri Sep 13, 2013 06:01 AM CDT

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

House Bill Would Increase Funding for Improvements of Nation's Harbors

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and panel members from both parties this week introduced legislation aimed at boosting funding for harbor maintenance and improvements, an infrastructure program that virtually everyone admits needs immediate attention.

Key to the plan is a change in how the government provides infrastructure money through the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund. As currently structured, the fund collects approximately $1.6 billion each year from taxes ...

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