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Washington Insider--Wednesday
Wed Aug 28, 2013 06:20 AM CDT

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

CRS Report Sees Possible Changes to Future Grants of Trade Promotion Authority

Congress may wish to implement changes to Trade Promotion Authority negotiating objectives and consultation procedures if it answers President Obama's call for TPA renewal, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service.

TPA is a "fast track" procedure whereby Congress grants the president authority to enter into certain reciprocal trade agreements, provided that the president complies with certain requirements as to negotiation objectives and congressional consultation. Under ...

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