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Washington Insider - Friday
Fri Feb 8, 2013 05:57 AM CST

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

Boehner Says Spending Cuts Are the Price for Sequester Delay

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters this week that he would not allow a delay of the scheduled across-the-board spending cuts set to start in March unless that package included targeted spending cuts and program reforms. "Democrats say we should replace the president's sequester with revenue increases or delay it. Republicans say we should replace with responsible reforms that will help put us on a path to balance the budget ...

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  • 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.
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