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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed May 22, 2013 05:36 AM CDT

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

Experienced Negotiators Expect Slow Going at TPP Trade Talks

The ambitious schedule for completing a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement by the end of this year is highly unlikely to be met, according to a group with significant experience in negotiating such agreements.

Six former U.S. trade representatives this week stressed the importance of concluding the TPP negotiations in a timely manner, but said an agreement was unlikely to be reached in 2013, as President Obama and other TPP leaders have ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • 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...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
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