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Washington Insider-- Thursday
Thu Dec 12, 2013 06:04 AM CST

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

Reid's Plan to Speed Confirmation of Presidential Nominees May Not be a Total Success

Before Thanksgiving, Senate Democrats, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., took steps to tighten the chamber's filibuster rule with the hope of speeding consideration of presidential nominees for positions within the administration and the federal judiciary. However, it now appears that minority Republicans still have a number of tools at their disposal to bog down Senate operations.

The minority party in the Senate traditionally has used ...

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  • Cattle Market There may be a little less bull in this fall's calf market, but the fundamentals still spell oppo...
  • 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...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl answers readers' questions on depreciation recapture, defining a "true" lease and ...
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