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Washington Insider
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:03 PM CDT

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

U.S. URGED TO BECOME MORE ENGAGED IN PLANS TO EXPAND NORTHWEST PASSAGE SHIPPING

With the continuing reduction of the North Polar ice cap and global warming resulting in more ice-free days in the earth's upper latitudes, there is growing interest in using northern shipping routes and developing Arctic ports. Russia currently is said to be leading the pack when it comes to taking advantage of the potentially lucrative new shorter shipping route from Asia to Europe, and the United States is ...

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  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • 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...
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