AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Apr 1, 2013 09:00 AM CDT

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

Dairy Trade Likely to be a Major Problem During TTP Trade Talks

Liberalizing trade in dairy products among the nations negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement is shaping up to be among the more difficult issues to resolve. The United States, Canada and Japan (if it joins the TPP negotiations) operate protectionist programs to shield their dairy industries from competition as do Mexico and several other of the 11 nations involved in the talks. Accordingly, it may be politically difficult ...

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