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Washington Insider
Fri May 24, 2013 01:57 PM CDT

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

SENATE FARM BILL WILL CARRY INTO JUNE

To her credit, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., has maintained momentum this week as she shepherded the 2013 farm bill through daily floor debates. However, with nearly 200 amendments having been filed, and dozens still to be considered, the Senate broke late Thursday for its week-long Memorial Day recess.

Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., told the press the number of amendments seemed to be the only issue with the bill in its current ...

Quick View
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  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
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