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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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  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
  • Woodbury: Family Business Matters Consider whether you want your legacy to be measured by the size of your bank account, your inves...
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