NEWS
Ag Hurdles an EU FTA Problem
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Feb 25, 2013 03:07 PM CST

ARLINGTON, Va. (DTN) -- While the Obama administration and others see great potential in spurring more exports to Europe through a new possible free-trade agreement, U.S. agriculture will be hard-pressed to see big gains unless Europe agrees to dramatically change its regulatory mindset.

U.S. agricultural experts in European trade and policy maintain U.S. agricultural products would remain at a disadvantage in Europe unless a free trade agreement requires reforms in Europe's regulatory trade barriers on farm products. A panel discussion touched on the problems last week at the USDA Outlook Forum.

Already in Europe there has been talk about compatibility ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Crop Tech Corner
Trait Defense
GMOs Confuse China Consumers, Too
Syngenta, Bunge GE Lawsuit Revived
Enlist Duo Approved
Enlist Duo Approved
Farmers Sue Syngenta Over MIR 162
ADVERTORIAL: Gulke Perspective
Shaw: Under the Agridome
High-Oleic Hopes