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Washington Insider--Friday
Fri Sep 27, 2013 08:39 AM CDT

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

Treasury Now Says It Will Hit the Credit Ceiling by Mid-October

The U.S. Treasury Department has again estimated the government's cash flow and now believes that it will hit the current $16.699 trillion limit on government borrowing on or about Oct. 17. The new date is generally in line with a separate report by the nonpartisan congressional Budget Office that estimates that Treasury will hit the debt ceiling at some point between Oct. 22 and Oct. 31.

After Oct. 17, the ...

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