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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 ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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