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Washington Insider-- Monday
Mon Jan 6, 2014 06:05 AM CST

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

Congress Returns; No Word on Whether Farm Bill is Moving

The House returns from its December recess tomorrow, and the Senate follows suit on Thursday. During the recess, there has been much reporting on the issues with which Congress will need to deal this year, but little to indicate that the two parties made much headway on any of those during the past few weeks.

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said last month that she expected to complete work ...

Quick View
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  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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