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Washington Insider
Mon Nov 11, 2013 03:29 PM CST

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COST OF OCTOBER GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN UP TO $6 BILLION

The White House Office of Management and Budget reports that the October federal government shutdown will lower fourth-quarter economic growth, cost the federal government more than $2 billion in lost productivity and caused $2 billion to $6 billion in lost economic output. Among other things, the OMB report examines economic disruption, the cost of federal furloughs, the cost of program disruptions and other direct costs to the government.

The report, which relies ...

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  • 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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