AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Aug 1, 2013 05:59 AM CDT

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

Obama Set to Request Fast-Track Trade Negotiating Authority, With Conditions

Much of the reporting on U.S. trade policy in recent days has focused on the administration's supposed nonchalance regarding the fast-track authority the president will need to negotiate new trade agreements. Fast-track, also known as trade promotion authority, ensures that negotiated agreements receive an up-or-down vote in Congress without amendments and within a specified time frame.

Newly installed U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman has been criticized for not pushing harder for ...

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