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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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  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • $3 Corn Subdues Bids March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
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