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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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  • 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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