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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 ...

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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