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Washington Insider-- Wednesday
Wed Dec 11, 2013 05:37 AM CST

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

Congress to Extend 2008 Farm Bill Into 2014

Having failed for more than two years to approve new legislation to replace the 2008 farm bill, Congress is now poised to extend that law once again, this time for only a month or so.

The House is scheduled to begin its end-of-year recess on Friday, and it is clear that farm bill conferees will be unable to complete their work on a House-Senate compromise that can make it to the floor and ...

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  • 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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