AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider
Thu May 2, 2013 11:51 AM CDT

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

CONGRESS LIKELY TO STICK WITH SEQUESTRATION, AT LEAST IN THEORY

The willingness of Congress to find a legislative solution to the airport delays caused by sequester-required furloughs of air traffic controllers has provided a reason to believe that other exceptions may be coming.

The solution involves giving the administration the authority to shift funds from the Airport Improvement Program, which provides federal grants to airports for capital projects dealing with safety and capacity, to salaries and benefits for air traffic controllers. ...

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