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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri May 24, 2013 06:14 AM CDT

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

Senate Farm Bill Will Carry into June

To her credit, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., has maintained momentum this week as she shepherded the 2013 farm bill through daily floor debates. However, with nearly 200 amendments having been filed, and dozens still to be considered, the Senate broke late Thursday for its week-long Memorial Day recess.

Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., told the press the number of amendments seemed to be the only issue with the bill in its current ...

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,...
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