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Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Feb 19, 2013 05:22 AM CST

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

Senators to Take Another Run at Reforming Sugar Program

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation designed to allow more sugar to be imported and to reduce price supports for domestic sugar producers. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., introduced a similar bill during last year's farm bill debate, and she is leading the new effort.

Shaheen's sugar reform amendment to the farm bill was only narrowly defeated, an outcome that was unfamiliar to sugar program supporters who have become accustomed to ...

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  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Batten Down the Hatches Purdue economists forecast multiple years of negative or narrow margins for corn and soybean prod...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
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