AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Mar 6, 2013 05:59 AM CST

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

Japan Will Seek to Keep Many Farm Products Out of a Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his party will not enter into negotiations on a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement unless the other parties to the talks allow Japan to continue its high tariffs on a number of agricultural products.

The Japanese government has identified so-called sensitive products it wants to protect with high tariffs, subsidies or both: rice, milk powder and butter, beef, sugar, wheat ...

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