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Washington Insider--Tuesday
Tue Oct 1, 2013 06:20 AM CDT

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

Government Shutdown to Hit CFTC

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will need to "severely curtail its operations" as a result of the government shutdown that begins today, as "the vast majority of the agency's operations will cease," according to a memorandum posted on the agency's website. The Sept. 25 memo to the Office of Management and Budget identified 28 staff positions as essential because "their work is necessary to address an imminent risk to the safety of human life or the ...

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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