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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 ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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