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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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  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
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