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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 ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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