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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This means EIA's energy information reports, which are used in policymaking and provide analysis on economic data, will not be published, and the EIA website and social media accounts will not be updated until the agency's funding is restored.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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  • Cattle Market There may be a little less bull in this fall's calf market, but the fundamentals still spell oppo...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl answers readers' questions on depreciation recapture, defining a "true" lease and ...
  • Ask the Vet Does my calf have a hernia and is it repairable?
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