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
  • Prepping for a Pest USDA has released a new set of pest response guidelines for Helicoverpa armigera, the voracious g...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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