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Washington Insider-- Wednesday
Wed Jan 29, 2014 06:29 AM CST

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

CRS: Getting the Congressional Appropriations Process Back on Track Will be Difficult

The annual congressional appropriations process is clearly not working as intended, and the likely trend is for more of the same, according to a report this week by the Congressional Research Service. The report suggests congressional appropriators are facing high hurdles in their attempt to return to "regular order" this year, outlining how lawmakers have rarely managed in the last several years to avoid the need to resort to ...

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  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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