AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider
Tue Apr 1, 2014 05:04 PM CDT

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

SENATE PANEL TO MARK UP TAX INCENTIVES MEASURE

The Senate Finance Committee this week plans to mark up legislation that would revive tax breaks that expired at the end of last year.

Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has made reviving the lapsed breaks his priority since taking over the panel's chairmanship from Max Baucus, who is now ambassador to China.

Democrats want to put the tax breaks back into effect for two years. Wyden's proposal is expected to exclude or ...

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