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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Apr 17, 2013 05:51 AM CDT

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

Senate Bill Would Exempt 'Essential' Federal Employees from Sequester Furloughs

Many in Congress have complained for years about "big government" and how to shrink it. But it now seems that more members are coming to the realization that there are federal government functions that just about everyone on Capitol Hill can agree are necessary.

Earlier this week, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., introduced legislation that would allow the federal government to exempt "essential employees" from impending furloughs required as a result of ...

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  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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