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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Apr 4, 2014 06:20 AM CDT

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

Vilsack Takes on US Sugar Growers over Trade Dispute with Mexico

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on April 3 said a countervailing duty and antidumping case that U.S. sugar producers filed March 28 against the Mexican industry risks upsetting negotiations with Mexico over removing barriers to other U.S. commodities, including potatoes and beef. Vilsack told the House Agriculture Committee that the case was “ill-timed.”

“They don’t see this as a particularly friendly gesture,” Vilsack said of Mexico, when asked by Rep. Richard ...

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