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Washington Insider - Friday
Fri Feb 8, 2013 05:57 AM CST

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

Boehner Says Spending Cuts Are the Price for Sequester Delay

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters this week that he would not allow a delay of the scheduled across-the-board spending cuts set to start in March unless that package included targeted spending cuts and program reforms. "Democrats say we should replace the president's sequester with revenue increases or delay it. Republicans say we should replace with responsible reforms that will help put us on a path to balance the budget ...

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  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • 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...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
  • Woodbury: Family Business Matters Consider whether you want your legacy to be measured by the size of your bank account, your inves...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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