AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Jun 12, 2013 06:15 AM CDT

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

TPP TRADE TALKS COULD INCLUDE CURRENT MANIPULATION ISSUES

The next round of negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement is scheduled for next month in Malaysia, and members of Congress have shown an eagerness to contribute their thoughts on what the discussions should include.

Recently, a bipartisan group of 230 House lawmakers wrote to President Barack Obama, urging that the United States include currency manipulation in the TPP talks (there are 435 members of the House). The letter cited research ...

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