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Washington Insider--Tuesday
Tue Feb 25, 2014 05:58 AM CST

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

U.S., Japan Can't Resolve Positions on Trade in Automobiles, Rice

U.S. and Japanese officials ended bilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership talks last week short of reaching agreement, with the two sides remaining divided over U.S. demands for Japan to abolish its agriculture tariffs and Tokyo's demand that the U.S. abolish tariffs on cars and trucks.

Officials familiar with the discussions told the press that Japan appeared ready to lower beef and pork tariffs (now 38.5% and 4.3%, respectively) and to increase import quantities ...

Quick View
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  • 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.
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