AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:03 PM CDT

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

U.S. URGED TO BECOME MORE ENGAGED IN PLANS TO EXPAND NORTHWEST PASSAGE SHIPPING

With the continuing reduction of the North Polar ice cap and global warming resulting in more ice-free days in the earth's upper latitudes, there is growing interest in using northern shipping routes and developing Arctic ports. Russia currently is said to be leading the pack when it comes to taking advantage of the potentially lucrative new shorter shipping route from Asia to Europe, and the United States is ...

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