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Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Feb 28, 2013 05:08 AM CST

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

Two Parties No Closer to Resolving Budget Impasse

There is little doubt that the federal budget sequester process will begin on schedule tomorrow, bringing with it $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts. Congressional leaders of both political parties are said to be working on legislative strategies to deal with sequestration, but neither side has so far constructed a proposal with any chance of making it through the legislative process.

In the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
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