AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Mar 20, 2013 05:51 AM CDT

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

U.S. Dairy Industry Optimistic About Possible TPP Trade Agreement That Includes Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last week indicated that Japan was interested in becoming a member of the group of nations currently negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. His statement has been received enthusiastically by the U.S. dairy industry, which sees the potential for increased exports under a liberalized trade regime among Pacific Rim nations.

"The addition of Japan, the No. 3 economy in the world and a ...

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