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Washington Insider--Tuesday
Tue Feb 18, 2014 05:48 AM CST

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

More Good News on the Federal Deficit Front

Congressional fights about the federal budget deficit notwithstanding, the nation’s fiscal position appears to be improving, and at an accelerating pace.

The latest figures released by the Treasury Department show that the U.S. budget deficit narrowed by 37% in the first four months of the fiscal year (Oct. 2013-Jan. 2014), compared with the same period a year earlier, as spending declined and a stronger economy helped increase revenue.

Even better news, the Congressional ...

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  • 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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