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Washington Insider--Wednesday
Wed Oct 9, 2013 06:05 AM CDT

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

TPP Talks Not Yet Focused on Currency Issues

Members of Congress and a number of U.S. manufacturing officials have been pressing the Obama administration to address currency manipulation concerns during the continuing Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade talks. Unfortunately, the U.S. government shutdown caused President Obama to cancel his planned trip to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Bali, Indonesia, where TPP leaders met earlier this week.

In advance of the Bali meeting, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said the administration ...

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  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • Study Your Farm Bill Options Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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