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Washington Insider
Fri Sep 20, 2013 03:46 PM CDT

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

EXECUTIVE BRANCH PREPARING FOR POSSIBLE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

With the end of the current fiscal year just 10 days away and a possible government shutdown just a day after that, the White House Office of Management and Budget is taking the prudent step of requiring all federal agencies to develop contingency plans for dealing with a sudden cutoff of funds.

There remains a possibility that House Republicans and Democrats will be able to find a way in the two legislative days that ...

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  • Competing for Dollars Beef has some catching up to do, but there is opportunity ahead.
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • $3 Corn Subdues Bids March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Nutrients Ruling A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that a lower court could not order EPA to make a decision o...
  • West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 1 Two years after the ammonium nitrate explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas, state offic...
  • West, Texas: 2 Years Later - 2 While federal and state governments did not mandate more regulations when it comes to storing fer...
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