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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Jul 12, 2013 05:55 AM CDT

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

Obama Nominees May Get Senate Vote After All

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has decided to press ahead with confirmation votes on three of President Obama's nominees in spite of opposition from Republicans. The three are Thomas Perez to be secretary of Labor, Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

Reid plans to file cloture motions that would force a vote on whether to proceed to consideration of ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Strong Immunity Wins Two weeks after calving, cows lose body condition. But if she is short on nutrients, too, that dr...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • GOP Picks Conaway as House Ag Chairman The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the...
  • Head Start A Pennsylvania teen has two years of a farm-to-fork business under his belt and is looking to exp...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business One of the world's wealthiest families measures success not in dollars but in authenticity.
  • Ask the Vet A warning about bull breeding soundness.
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