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Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Oct 24, 2013 06:12 AM CDT

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

Hoyer Hopeful for Debt Ceiling Increase Until Early 2015

Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the second-ranking House Democrat, says he hopes the upcoming House-Senate budget conference can develop up with an agreement that would allow the debt ceiling to be increased through at least early 2015.

"I'm hopeful that in the budget conference there will be an agreement to extend the debt limit through — my suggestion would be March 31, 2015, at the earliest, again because that gives confidence to the ...

Quick View
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
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