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Washington Insider
Mon Sep 30, 2013 01:01 PM CDT

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

HOW MANY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHT BULB STANDARD?

The country may be facing a government shutdown tomorrow and an economy-crushing default on the nation's debt in just a few weeks, but at least we can read about these calamities by the light of a 100-watt incandescent light bulb.

The continuing resolution that the Senate approved over the weekend continues a measure barring enforcement of light bulb efficiency standards. The policy rider, which was inserted into ...

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  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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