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Washington Insider
Mon May 20, 2013 11:02 AM CDT

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

HOUSE GOP FRESHMEN FINALLY GET THEIR CHANCE TO DUMP OBAMACARE

First-term Republican members of the House have complained for months that while many of their colleagues earned their conservative spurs during the last Congress by voting 36 times to repeal Obamacare, they themselves have been denied that coveted credential. That changed last week when the House voted 229-195 to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, the first time the 113th Congress has gone on record on the issue.

Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, claimed that "Fully ...

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  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • 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...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
  • Woodbury: Family Business Matters Consider whether you want your legacy to be measured by the size of your bank account, your inves...
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