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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This means EIA's energy information reports, which are used in policymaking and provide analysis on economic data, will not be published, and the EIA website and social media accounts will not be updated until the agency's funding is restored.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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  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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