AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider--Monday
Mon Sep 23, 2013 06:18 AM CDT

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

Administration Gathering Input on TPP from Business, Other Interests

As it continues to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, the Obama administration is holding a series of listening sessions to gather input from affected interests. Last week, nine business groups told TPP chief negotiators that the draft agreement so far does not live up to what governments promised and urged the negotiators to intensify their efforts.

One business source told the press on background that a host of issues are ...

Quick View
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  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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