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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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  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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