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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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  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • 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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