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Washington Insider--Tuesday
Tue Oct 8, 2013 06:19 AM CDT

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

USDA Shutdown Could Hinder Sugar Surplus Management

The temporary shutdown at USDA could hinder the department's efforts to ease the increasing U.S. sugar surplus. USDA had planned to release a report yesterday detailing its efforts to whittle down a mammoth sugar surplus. It is possible that processors today may default on half a million tons of USDA sugar but the forfeitures would not be reported until the government gets back to work.

The American Sugar Alliance, which represents U.S. sugar growers, ...

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