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Washington Insider--Monday
Mon Oct 21, 2013 06:24 AM CDT

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

EU, Canada Sign Free Trade Agreement; U.S. Falling Behind

Canada and the European Union signed a free trade agreement last Friday that reportedly will give Canadian cattle and hog producers significantly greater access to EU consumers, of which there are more than 500 million. The agreement still must be approved by the European Parliament and by Canada's provincial governments. The approval process should go smoothly, barring a last ditch effort by Canada's dairy industry, which is worried about increased imports of ...

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  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
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  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
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