AG POLICY NEWS
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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  • 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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