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Washington Insider
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:50 AM CDT

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

SENATE APPROPRIATORS CONTINUE STRUGGLE WITH FISCAL 2015 SPENDING MEASURES

The Senate Appropriations Committee last week approved a $549.3 billion spending bill for the Department of Defense, an action that brings to eight the number of fiscal 2015 bills so far approved by the panel this summer. That leaves committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., with just four more to complete.

Unfortunately, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has not yet been able to get even one spending bill to the floor for ...

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