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Washington Insider-- Friday
Fri Dec 20, 2013 06:02 AM CST

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

Brazil Begins Internal Consultations on Cotton Dispute with U.S.

Brazil plans to begin consultations next month with domestic interests on what steps the country should take in light of a recent U.S. decision to discontinue agreed payments to Brazil's cotton industry. Earlier this week, Brazil's Trade Ministry said the discussions are intended as "a preparatory act for an eventual retaliation." A work group at the trade ministry is preparing a list of possible measures to implement, and will complete its preparations ...

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