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Washington Insider - Monday
Mon Jan 28, 2013 06:27 AM CST

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

Fiscal Issues Remain on Congressional Front Burner

Following the House passage last week of a bill that would suspend the limit on federal borrowing until mid-May, attention on Capitol Hill is turning to the upcoming fight over whether and how to replace the March 1 across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration and the March 27 expiration date of the current continuing resolution that is keeping the government funded in FY2013.

The Senate is expected to take up the bill this week, ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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