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
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • 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.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
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