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Washington Insider-- Wednesday
Wed Dec 18, 2013 06:02 AM CST

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

Senate Poised to Replace Sequester

With Senate Finance Committee ranking Republican Orrin Hatch of Utah now saying he will support bipartisan legislation to replace the sequester, the stage is set for the Senate to approve the measure before the chamber recesses this week for the remainder of 2013.

"The reality is that Republicans only control one-half of one-third of government. Ultimately, this [sequester] agreement upholds the principles conservatives stand for and, with Democrats controlling the White House and the Senate, it ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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