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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Jul 19, 2013 06:37 AM CDT

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

Japan's Farmers Remain Wary of Trade Liberalization

Japan recently announced that it would join talks aimed at bringing about a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, even as it continues to negotiate a separate FTA with the European Union. In both instances, the issue of trade in agricultural and food items may present a major barrier to success.

According to European Commission data, the EU in 2012 sold some $6.8 billion of farm goods to Japan, compared with just over $236 million ...

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