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Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon May 6, 2013 05:57 AM CDT

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

House Scheduled to Take Up 'Debt Prioritization' Legislation This Week

The House today returns from the sixth of its scheduled 19 week-long recesses this year with plans to vote on a bill that would allow the Treasury Department, after it hits the congressionally set debt limit, to only sell enough debt securities to keep current on existing public debt and Social Security obligations. The vote most likely will come up later this week, but not on Friday, which is a day ...

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  • Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy Can you trim inputs while growing soybeans in 2015? Here's a look at what you can and can't cut.
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
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