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Washington Insider-- Tuesday
Tue Jan 7, 2014 05:55 AM CST

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

Forecast is for Congress to Accomplish Less in 2014 than in 2013

Capitol Hill watchers are pessimistic that the second session of the 113th Congress that gets underway this week will be any more productive than the first session. The New York Times points out that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., "is quietly playing down expectations for any major legislative achievements in the final year of the 113th Congress, which passed fewer laws in its first year — 65 — ...

Quick View
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  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • 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...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
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