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Washington Insider--Tuesday
Wed Oct 30, 2013 05:50 AM CDT

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

Conferees Ready to Begin Farm Bill Negotiations

Formal farm bill conference meetings are scheduled to begin today, but little that is newsworthy is expected to come from the first day's meeting. Rather, the expectation is that conferees will use the first meeting (which is open to the press and public) to make speeches about how much they love farmers, the need to create jobs in rural America, their dedication to providing an ever more secure economic safety net for agricultural producers, ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • 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 What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
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