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Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Jul 11, 2013 08:18 AM CDT

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

House GOP Appropriators Identify Lesser of Two Evils

House Republicans have made no secret of their antipathy toward President Barack Obama and the U.S. tax code. This week, they quantified their dislike for each through the appropriations process by proposing to cut spending next year for the Internal Revenue Service by 24%, but imposing only a 6.9% cut on the Executive Office of the President.

Even after the proposed cut, the IRS still would receive $9 billion in funding for fiscal ...

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  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
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