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
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Strong Immunity Wins Two weeks after calving, cows lose body condition. But if she is short on nutrients, too, that dr...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • GOP Picks Conaway as House Ag Chairman The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the...
  • Head Start A Pennsylvania teen has two years of a farm-to-fork business under his belt and is looking to exp...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business One of the world's wealthiest families measures success not in dollars but in authenticity.
  • Ask the Vet A warning about bull breeding soundness.
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