AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider--Monday
Tue Sep 3, 2013 06:45 AM CDT

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

White House Standing Firm on Dropping Tax Breaks for the Wealthy

White House officials and a small group of Republican senators have been meeting during the summer recess to develop a budget plan that would be acceptable to all sides. However, top Obama administration officials are said to be insisting that eliminating tax breaks for the rich is essential to any major budget agreement. "On matters related to the budget, the president has always been clear that closing tax loopholes that ...

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  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
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