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Washington Insider
Thu May 22, 2014 03:04 PM CDT

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

RESOLUTION OF TAX INCENTIVES PROBLEMS REMAINS ELUSIVE

Senators have yet to agree on a way forward that would allow a vote on a bill to reauthorize a package of tax incentives covering a wide range of industries. The legislation would extend more than 50 tax provisions for two years (including one for biodiesel producers), and even though it appears to have wide congressional support, there remain disagreements on several issues. The most contentious at this point appears to be whether to ...

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