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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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  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
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