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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
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Cattle Market There may be a little less bull in this fall's calf market, but the fundamentals still spell oppo...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • 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...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl answers readers' questions on depreciation recapture, defining a "true" lease and ...
  • Ask the Vet Does my calf have a hernia and is it repairable?
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