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Washington Insider-- Tuesday
Tue Nov 26, 2013 06:06 AM CST

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

Agriculture Committee Leaders Remain Optimistic About Prospects for New Farm Bill

The outlook for the farm bill remains unsettled even as Democratic and Republican committee leaders claim to be making progress, and their goal remains getting a conference report to both chambers before Dec. 13. But when there was no announcement of a deal coming together before the Thanksgiving recess, optimism appeared to drop significantly outside the committees.

Differences in House and Senate commodity and insurance programs are now being acknowledged ...

Quick View
  • Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy Can you trim inputs while growing soybeans in 2015? Here's a look at what you can and can't cut.
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
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