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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 ...

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  • The Trouble With Talc Planting can be dusty work, but a little housekeeping is in order to protect pollinators this spr...
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • $3 Corn Subdues Bids March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
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