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Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Feb 14, 2013 06:24 AM CST

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

IRS May Furlough Employees if Sequestration Becomes a Reality

With every passing day, more government bureaus, departments and agencies are reporting to the press how they plan to deal with the effects of across-the-board governmental spending cuts, known as sequestration. Sequestration is scheduled to take effect Friday, March 1, unless Congress takes action to prevent it.

This week, the Internal Revenue Service said it may be forced to put some employees on temporary furlough if sequestration goes through. In an email ...

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  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • Study Your Farm Bill Options Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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