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Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Feb 27, 2014 05:43 AM CST

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

White House Again Proposes Tax Boost for Renewable Energy

The Obama administration plans to take another run at gaining congressional support for making the renewable energy production tax credit both permanent and refundable, according to White House counselor John Podesta. The administration made an identical proposal (making the credit, which provides a 2.3-cents-per-kilowatt-hour tax credit for wind and other renewable sources, permanent and refundable) in the president's fiscal 2014 budget request submitted to Congress a year ago.

In that request, the ...

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  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
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