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Washington Insider
Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:47 AM CST

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

CRS: GETTING THE CONGRESSIONAL APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS BACK ON TRACK WILL BE DIFFICULT

The annual congressional appropriations process is clearly not working as intended, and the likely trend is for more of the same, according to a report this week by the Congressional Research Service. The report suggests congressional appropriators are facing high hurdles in their attempt to return to "regular order" this year, outlining how lawmakers have rarely managed in the last several years to avoid the need to resort to ...

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