NEWS
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 ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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