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 ...