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Washington Insider-- Tuesday
Tue Jan 7, 2014 05:55 AM CST

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

Forecast is for Congress to Accomplish Less in 2014 than in 2013

Capitol Hill watchers are pessimistic that the second session of the 113th Congress that gets underway this week will be any more productive than the first session. The New York Times points out that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., "is quietly playing down expectations for any major legislative achievements in the final year of the 113th Congress, which passed fewer laws in its first year — 65 — ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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