AG POLICY NEWS
Dealing with COOL
Tue Jun 18, 2013 02:07 PM CDT

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

WASHINGTON INSIDER: DEALING WITH COOL

A lingering question involving U.S. trade policies has long been the fairly sanguine approach taken by the ag sector concerning protectionist policies pushed hard by one or a few other groups. This happens often, observers note, and it frequently turns out to be very costly for the industry as a whole in terms of both sanctions imposed and severely weakened U.S. leadership in market expansion efforts.

In recent years, several of these very narrow, protectionist efforts ...

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