AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider-- Thursday
Thu Jan 2, 2014 06:02 AM CST

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

Income Tax Refunds Could be Affected by Possible Debt Ceiling Battle

With the Treasury once again forecast to bump up against its statutory debt ceiling in February or March, there is growing concern that unless congressional Republicans again agree to raise the ceiling, Treasury may be unable to issue income tax refunds in a timely fashion. This concern appears to be well-founded: some Republicans have said the limit should not be raised unless they are given policy concessions.

Traditionally, Treasury's need ...

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  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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