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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Dec 26, 2013 07:45 AM CST

Anyone can tell you what the top stories were in the past year. It takes true forecasting abilities to tell readers what the biggest stories will be over the next year.

After consulting market analysts, political insiders, economists, an Ouija board and the Heritage Foundation, here are the most likely farm policy stories you can expect to see DTN/The Progressive Farmer reporting on in 2014:

USDA unveils a new web portal for farmers to buy crop insurance, www.cropinsurance.gov. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says of the new program, "If you like your crop insurance, you can keep your crop insurance."

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