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Washington Insider--Tuesday
Wed Oct 30, 2013 05:50 AM CDT

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

Conferees Ready to Begin Farm Bill Negotiations

Formal farm bill conference meetings are scheduled to begin today, but little that is newsworthy is expected to come from the first day's meeting. Rather, the expectation is that conferees will use the first meeting (which is open to the press and public) to make speeches about how much they love farmers, the need to create jobs in rural America, their dedication to providing an ever more secure economic safety net for agricultural producers, ...

Quick View
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  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
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