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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed May 21, 2014 06:36 AM CDT

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

Europe's Geographical Indicators Remain a Contentious Issue in TTIP Talks

The European Union's insistence on protecting place names attached to food products as intellectual property continues to draw fire from U.S. members of Congress. Last week, a bipartisan group of nearly 180 House members wrote to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, urging the administration officials to oppose the inclusion of "geographical indicators" for common food names in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that ...

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