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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
  • The Trouble With Talc Planting can be dusty work, but a little housekeeping is in order to protect pollinators this spr...
  • 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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