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Washington Insider--Wednesday
Wed Oct 16, 2013 06:22 AM CDT

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

Energy Reports Fall Victim to Government Shutdown

The Energy Department's Energy Information Administration has furloughed its staff -- effective last Friday -- as a result of the government shutdown. This means EIA's energy information reports, which are used in policymaking and provide analysis on economic data, will not be published, and the EIA website and social media accounts will not be updated until the agency's funding is restored.

Collecting the weekly oil inventory data is a major task undertaken by up ...

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  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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