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Washington Insider--Tuesday
Tue Sep 3, 2013 06:46 AM CDT

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

White House Standing Firm on Dropping Tax Breaks for the Wealthy

White House officials and a small group of Republican senators have been meeting during the summer recess to develop a budget plan that would be acceptable to all sides. However, top Obama administration officials are said to be insisting that eliminating tax breaks for the rich is essential to any major budget agreement. "On matters related to the budget, the president has always been clear that closing tax loopholes that ...

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  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Batten Down the Hatches Purdue economists forecast multiple years of negative or narrow margins for corn and soybean prod...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
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