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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 ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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