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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Jul 2, 2014 08:28 AM CDT

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

TTP Talks Resume This Week; Japan, U.S. No Closer to Agreement on Agriculture

The 12 Pacific Rim nations negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement are scheduled to resume formal talks tomorrow in Canada, but appear destined to do so without the United States and Japan first having agreed on how to handle their bilateral trade in agricultural products.

Sources in Japan have told media outlets that U.S.-Japan talks earlier this week have not produced an acceptable way forward regarding Japan's high ...

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