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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Jun 26, 2013 06:30 AM CDT

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

House GOP Unmoved by Reid's Threat Regarding Farm Bill Extension

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid earlier this week vowed that the Senate would not go along with any plan to extend the 2008 farm bill for yet another year. His remarks came following last week's defeat of the farm bill in the House and speculation about whether Congress would simply extend current legislation for another year, as it did in December 2012.

If the two chambers fail to approve a new ...

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  • 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.
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