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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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  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • 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...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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