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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Jul 3, 2013 06:25 AM CDT

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

Little Movement Expected on Federal Budget Talks Until Fall

Proving once again that Congress has become unwilling and unable to act unless there is a crisis, it now appears increasingly unlikely that either house of Congress will begin discussions aimed at arriving at a budget deal that would forestall a debt limit impasse this fall until after the August recess.

Earlier this year, such negotiations were expected to begin before the summer recess, largely because the Treasury was forecast to hit ...

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