AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider-- Thursday
Thu Dec 26, 2013 06:26 AM CST

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

TTIP Negotiators Remain Optimistic on Progress in 2014

The third round of talks on the wide-ranging 'Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership' (TTIP) took place in Washington last week, and negotiators are predicting that progress on food safety provisions and technical barriers to trade will continue at least into next spring.

By March 2014, European Union and U.S. officials are expected to start working on the wording of provisions designed to "make it easier to comply with each other's existing rules, and ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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