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Washington Insider
Fri May 17, 2013 05:57 PM CDT

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

ARMY CORPS COULD RECEIVE ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR PORT MAINTENANCE

The Senate this week approved legislation to reauthorize water infrastructure projects, a bill that advances the novel notion that money collected for and deposited in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund be used for harbor maintenance.

The trust receives its funding from a tax levied on importers and domestic shippers which is used theoretically to fund dredging projects. The fund has been a prominent target for congressional reform because only about half of the trust fund receipts ...

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