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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
  • 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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