AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:42 AM CDT

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

EU, CANADA SIGN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT; U.S. FALLING BEHIND

Canada and the European Union signed a free trade agreement last Friday that reportedly will give Canadian cattle and hog producers significantly greater access to EU consumers, of which there are more than 500 million. The agreement still must be approved by the European Parliament and by Canada's provincial governments. The approval process should go smoothly, barring a last ditch effort by Canada's dairy industry, which is worried about increased imports of ...

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  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Batten Down the Hatches Purdue economists forecast multiple years of negative or narrow margins for corn and soybean prod...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
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