AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider
Tue Jan 14, 2014 04:22 PM CST

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

HOUSE DEMOCRATS PLAN ALTERNATIVE TRADE PROMOTION BILL

Leaders of the House and Senate committees that oversee the nation's trade policies last week introduced legislation that would provide the Obama administration with the Trade Promotion Authority it will need to conclude an agreement with the European Union and another with 12 Pacific Rim nations. However, the proposal apparently does not enjoy the support of a number of House Democrats who are working on an alternative measure.

The Bloomberg news service reports that ...

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