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Washington Insider--Wednesday
Wed Feb 26, 2014 06:17 AM CST

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

TPP Talks Slowed by U.S.-Japan Disagreements

Negotiations toward a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement stalled out in Singapore on Tuesday, the last day of the scheduled talks, largely because the two largest economies in the room –– Japan and the United States –– could not agree on allowing easier access to each other's markets.

The failure to move forward with the agreement is yet another blow to the process that the 12 TPP nations had hoped to conclude by the end ...

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