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Washington Insider--Friday
Fri Oct 18, 2013 06:27 AM CDT

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

U.S. Absence from APEC Meeting Dims Prospects for Trade Deal

During the recent government shutdown, President Obama cancelled his scheduled overseas travel. His absence from the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit was noted by the leaders of the 12 countries participating in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations who sounded less optimistic about completing the TPP talks this year.

In a statement, the other leaders (who also were attending the APEC meetings) reaffirmed the objective of completing the talks this year. However, ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
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