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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
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  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • 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...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
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