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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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  • Land Market What could the next year hold for land values?
  • No Agreement on Tax Extenders White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday said in his daily briefing that the White House woul...
  • Senior Partners - 4 At-your-service consultants help you walk through estate planning from start to finish.
  • Dow's Gutsy Decision Dow's decision to launch Enlist offers some hand-selected growers a chance to test drive new tech...
  • Congress Reaches Funding Deal The overall Agriculture Department and related agencies bill would cost $20.5 billion for fiscal ...
  • Need To Bee Accurate A news story had the wires buzzing Tuesday afternoon after a report that EPA was set to restrict ...
  • Kub's Den The Dakotas lost more than $130 million in grain revenue during the 2013-14 marketing year compar...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to improve udder quality in my herd?
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