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Washington Insider-- Wednesday
Wed Nov 13, 2013 05:08 AM CST

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

Coordinating U.S, EU Regulations Seen as Major Benefit of TTIP

Negotiators from the United States and European Union this week are discussing the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership free trade agreement, with the main focus on services, investments, energy and regulatory issues.

Although lowering tariffs is one TTIP objective, it is the non-tariff barriers that are viewed as the main barriers to increased trade between the two economic super powers. By some estimates, harmonizing regulations will provide far greater economic ...

Quick View
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  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
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