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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Mar 27, 2013 06:01 AM CDT

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

Congress May Take Steps to Rein in U.S. Megabanks

A survey conducted for Rasmussen Reports finds that half of the general public would favor a plan to break up the 12 U.S. megabanks that control about 69% of the nation's banking industry. This response was far greater than those who would like to see the large banks kept intact and those who had no opinion or were undecided, which was 23% and 27%, respectively. Such strong public sentiment could provide political ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • 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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