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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 ...

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  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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