AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Apr 3, 2013 05:59 AM CDT

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

Talks on Asian Free Trade Agreement Underway

Negotiations on yet another regional free trade agreement got underway last week as China, Japan and South Korea wrapped up the first of what likely will be numerous talks aimed at "a comprehensive, high-level" tripartite free trade agreement.

In the first session, the three countries settled on 10 areas for negotiation, including trade, investment, services, trade rules, customs cooperation, competition policy, rules of origin regulations, dispute arbitration policies, sanitation and quarantine and technical barriers ...

Quick View
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  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
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  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
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