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Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Jul 15, 2013 06:07 AM CDT

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

Reid Poised to 'Go Nuclear' This Week

Senate Democrats appear poised to make good on a threat to change Senate rules in order to prevent filibusters and allow votes on the president's nominees to senior government positions.

The relatively straight-forward confirmation process has come to a standstill due to politics. The Senate today is divided by fewer than 10 votes, as it has been in recent years with both Democrats and Republicans in charge. Therefore any plan to force action through ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
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