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Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Feb 6, 2014 05:53 AM CST

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

Wyden Prepares to Take Over Chairmanship of Senate Finance

The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee this week endorsed Sen,. Max Baucus, D-Mont., to become the next ambassador to China and sent the nomination on to the Senate floor where it is expected to be approved without much opposition.

Baucus will resign his seat upon confirmation, which could come as early as today. Upon his departure, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is expected to name Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., to succeed Baucus ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • 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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