AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Jun 25, 2013 06:35 AM CDT

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

Senators Want to Assure That U.S. Pork has a Market in China

China needs to lower its barriers to U.S. beef and pork if expects the United States to approve the proposed purchase of Smithfield Foods by China's Shuanghui Group, according to the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee.

In letters to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, call for aggressive engagement with China to open ...

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