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Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Apr 25, 2013 06:05 AM CDT

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

Debt-Ceiling Battle May Be Pushed Into September

Better-than-expected tax collections so far this year could lead borrowing by the Treasury Department to slow over the next few months, meaning that the United States may not hit its next debt limit until September. Treasury has declined to put a timeline on when it will need to have the debt ceiling raised, but private sector forecasters previously estimated the department would run out of borrowing capacity in August, while Congress is out of ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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