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Washington Insider
Wed Oct 23, 2013 01:32 PM CDT

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

FEDERAL DEBT HITS NEW HIGH

Federal debt subject to the congressionally set limit on U.S. borrowing topped $17 trillion for the first time ever last week, the Treasury Department said, hitting the milestone a day after the Congress approved legislation to reopen the government and give the Treasury room to borrow into February and likely further.

According to the Treasury Department's Daily Treasury Statement for Oct. 17, the debt subject to the limit stood at $17.028 trillion. For Oct. 18, the ...

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