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Washington Insider-- Thursday
Thu Jan 2, 2014 06:02 AM CST

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

Income Tax Refunds Could be Affected by Possible Debt Ceiling Battle

With the Treasury once again forecast to bump up against its statutory debt ceiling in February or March, there is growing concern that unless congressional Republicans again agree to raise the ceiling, Treasury may be unable to issue income tax refunds in a timely fashion. This concern appears to be well-founded: some Republicans have said the limit should not be raised unless they are given policy concessions.

Traditionally, Treasury's need ...

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  • Rates Too Low Too Long Discounted interest rates have led to unintended consequences in land values, a shortage of funds...
  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
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