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Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu May 22, 2014 05:38 AM CDT

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

Resolution of Tax Incentives Problems Remains Elusive

Senators have yet to agree on a way forward that would allow a vote on a bill to reauthorize a package of tax incentives covering a wide range of industries. The legislation would extend more than 50 tax provisions for two years (including one for biodiesel producers), and even though it appears to have wide congressional support, there remain disagreements on several issues. The most contentious at this point appears to be whether to ...

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  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
  • Woodbury: Family Business Matters Consider whether you want your legacy to be measured by the size of your bank account, your inves...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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