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Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:01 PM CST

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

CONGRESS TO EXTEND 2008 FARM BILL INTO 2014

Having failed for more than two years to approve new legislation to replace the 2008 farm bill, Congress is now poised to extend that law once again, this time for only a month or so.

The House is scheduled to begin its end-of-year recess on Friday, and it is clear that farm bill conferees will be unable to complete their work on a House-Senate compromise that can make it to the floor and ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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