FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Jun 17, 2014 08:09 AM CDT

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

Vilsack Concedes Lack of Movement on Transatlantic Partnership Talks

Neither side is happy about where negotiations are on the agriculture chapter of a potential Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the press yesterday in Europe. The secretary was in Luxembourg where he met with European Union agriculture ministers as well as EU Farm Commissioner Dacian Ciolos.

Vilsack is in Europe this week to meet with agriculture and trade officials as well as stakeholders ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Taxlink by Andy Biebl What farmers consider a hedge may be speculation in the eyes of IRS -- and that significantly alt...
  • Woodbury: Family Business Matters Consider whether you want your legacy to be measured by the size of your bank account, your inves...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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