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Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Apr 18, 2013 05:46 AM CDT

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

House Appropriations Chairman Has Low Opinion of Obama's Budget Request

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., says the budget request that President Obama sent to Capitol Hill last week will not be particularly helpful as the panel begins the task of trying to write the 12 annual spending bills this spring.

One complaint that has particular merit is that the White House was more than two months late in submitting its budget plan to Congress. The statutory deadline is the ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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