AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider--Wednesday
Wed Feb 26, 2014 06:17 AM CST

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

TPP Talks Slowed by U.S.-Japan Disagreements

Negotiations toward a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement stalled out in Singapore on Tuesday, the last day of the scheduled talks, largely because the two largest economies in the room –– Japan and the United States –– could not agree on allowing easier access to each other's markets.

The failure to move forward with the agreement is yet another blow to the process that the 12 TPP nations had hoped to conclude by the end ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • 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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