AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider--Monday
Mon Feb 10, 2014 05:59 AM CST

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

No Major Trade Agreements Likely to be Approved This Year

Members of the president's party in the Senate say that they do not want to take up trade promotion authority legislation this year, according to Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Speaking last week with reporters, Durbin said a proposed bill to give the administration the key tool it needs to conduct and conclude trade agreements is far from what a majority of Senate Democrats want to see enacted. The legislation ...

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