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Washington Insider
Thu May 22, 2014 03:04 PM CDT

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

RESOLUTION OF TAX INCENTIVES PROBLEMS REMAINS ELUSIVE

Senators have yet to agree on a way forward that would allow a vote on a bill to reauthorize a package of tax incentives covering a wide range of industries. The legislation would extend more than 50 tax provisions for two years (including one for biodiesel producers), and even though it appears to have wide congressional support, there remain disagreements on several issues. The most contentious at this point appears to be whether to ...

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  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • 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 What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
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