AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:16 PM CDT

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

Administration Changes TPP Sales Pitch

The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal currently being negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim nations is unlike earlier free trade agreements in that environment and labor issues are at its core, not on the periphery, says to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman. "TPP is not your father's free trade agreement," Froman said in remarks last week to the President's Export Council. "This is a new type of trade agreement, whereas instead of having labor and environment provisions as side ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
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