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Washington Insider -- Monday
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:16 PM CDT

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

Administration Changes TPP Sales Pitch

The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal currently being negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim nations is unlike earlier free trade agreements in that environment and labor issues are at its core, not on the periphery, says to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman. "TPP is not your father's free trade agreement," Froman said in remarks last week to the President's Export Council. "This is a new type of trade agreement, whereas instead of having labor and environment provisions as side ...

Quick View
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Batten Down the Hatches Purdue economists forecast multiple years of negative or narrow margins for corn and soybean prod...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
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