Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.
HOUSE REPUBLICANS PROPOSE 'SUPERCOMMITTEE' TO NEGOTIATE FEDERAL FISCAL, BUDGETARY ISSUES
House Republicans believe they may have hit on a sure-fire way for the federal government to resolve what appear to be intractable financial issues: appoint a bipartisan, bicameral working group that would negotiate a temporary spending measure to reopen the government and increase the nation's borrowing authority. Some on Capitol Hill already have dubbed the proposed group "Supercommittee II," referencing a similar group that was appointed two years ago.
Critics point ...