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Washington Insider-- Tuesday
Tue Dec 17, 2013 06:04 AM CST

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

Legislative Transition in Europe Could Affect TTIP Talks

The prospect of next year's European Parliament elections is putting additional time pressure on negotiators working on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The worry is that unless Europe's talks with the United States move along sufficiently in the near term, the election of new members of Parliament might result in a need to backtrack and renegotiate some sections of the proposed bilateral free trade agreement.

Speaking recently in Washington, Deputy U.S. Trade ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • Humane Livestock Handling on the Farm The American Farm Bureau Federation honored animal-handling expert Temple Grandin with a distingu...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet What might have been wrong with a calf that died early with swollen joints?
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