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Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Sep 26, 2013 06:13 AM CDT

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

October Crop Report a Possible Victim of Any Prolonged Government Shutdown

Unlike USDA meat and poultry inspectors, the economists and statisticians who work for USDA's National Ag Statistics Service and World Agricultural Outlook Board are expected to be considered non-essential personnel. This means that they would not continue working in the event that the U.S. government is shut down next Tuesday due to a lack of an agreement on a spending plan to keep operating when the new fiscal year starts.

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Quick View
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  • 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,...
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