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Washington Insider -- Monday
Wed Dec 26, 2012 07:24 AM CST

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

Conrad Urges Obama, GOP Leaders to Push One More Time For Bigger Fiscal Cliff Package

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., on Dec. 23 said Washington can do better than President Barack Obama's stopgap plan to avert fiscal cliff issues. Obama on Dec, 21 urged congressional leaders to pass a scaled-back budget plan delaying into 2013 broader efforts to enact long-term deficit reduction. His proposal would extend current tax rates for middle income taxpayers and extend an expiring program of ...

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  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Batten Down the Hatches Purdue economists forecast multiple years of negative or narrow margins for corn and soybean prod...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
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