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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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  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Cattle Market There may be a little less bull in this fall's calf market, but the fundamentals still spell oppo...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl answers readers' questions on depreciation recapture, defining a "true" lease and ...
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