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Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Oct 3, 2013 06:27 AM CDT

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

Government Shutdown Does Nothing to Change Debt Limit Deadline

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew again said that by Oct. 17 at the latest, the Treasury will exhaust the accounting maneuvers it has used since May to avoid hitting the debt ceiling, a forecast he said was unchanged by the government shutdown.

In a letter to congressional leaders, Lew said that after Oct. 17, "We will be left to meet our country's commitments at that time with only approximately $30 billion. This amount ...

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