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Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Oct 24, 2013 06:12 AM CDT

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

Hoyer Hopeful for Debt Ceiling Increase Until Early 2015

Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the second-ranking House Democrat, says he hopes the upcoming House-Senate budget conference can develop up with an agreement that would allow the debt ceiling to be increased through at least early 2015.

"I'm hopeful that in the budget conference there will be an agreement to extend the debt limit through — my suggestion would be March 31, 2015, at the earliest, again because that gives confidence to the ...

Quick View
  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • Study Your Farm Bill Options Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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