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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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  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
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  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
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