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Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Feb 12, 2013 04:46 PM CST

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

NAFTA NATIONS URGED TO NEGOTIATE NEW TRADE PACTS AS A BLOC

Former U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills says she believes the United States, Canada and Mexico should band together to negotiate trade deals with Pacific Rim and European Union nations because the three NAFTA partners are now an integrated market.

"I am a strong proponent that this should be a North American agreement with the Europeans," she said last week. "We would be much, much more efficient were ...

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