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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
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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