AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Sep 26, 2013 06:13 AM CDT

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

October Crop Report a Possible Victim of Any Prolonged Government Shutdown

Unlike USDA meat and poultry inspectors, the economists and statisticians who work for USDA's National Ag Statistics Service and World Agricultural Outlook Board are expected to be considered non-essential personnel. This means that they would not continue working in the event that the U.S. government is shut down next Tuesday due to a lack of an agreement on a spending plan to keep operating when the new fiscal year starts.

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Quick View
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  • 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...
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