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Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Feb 20, 2014 05:56 AM CST

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

House Appropriators Set to Begin Work on Fiscal 2015 Spending Bills

When House members return next Monday from their Presidents' Day recess, Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., says he plans to begin hearings on federal spending for fiscal 2015, which begins Oct. 1. However, since President Obama has not yet submitted his budget request to Congress, the preliminary hearings are being billed as oversight sessions. Administration witnesses will not be called until after March 4, when the White House is ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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