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Washington Insider--Wednesday
Wed Oct 23, 2013 06:17 AM CDT

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

Federal Debt Hits New High

Federal debt subject to the congressionally set limit on U.S. borrowing topped $17 trillion for the first time ever last week, the Treasury Department said, hitting the milestone a day after the Congress approved legislation to reopen the government and give the Treasury room to borrow into February and likely further.

According to the Treasury Department's Daily Treasury Statement for Oct. 17, the debt subject to the limit stood at $17.028 trillion. For Oct. 18, the ...

Quick View
  • 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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