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Washington Insider--Wednesday
Wed Oct 16, 2013 06:22 AM CDT

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

Energy Reports Fall Victim to Government Shutdown

The Energy Department's Energy Information Administration has furloughed its staff -- effective last Friday -- as a result of the government shutdown. This means EIA's energy information reports, which are used in policymaking and provide analysis on economic data, will not be published, and the EIA website and social media accounts will not be updated until the agency's funding is restored.

Collecting the weekly oil inventory data is a major task undertaken by up ...

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  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
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  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
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