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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Jul 9, 2014 06:21 AM CDT

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

EU-Japan Trade Talks Resume

The European Union and Japan this week resumed bilateral free trade talks in Tokyo after the European Commission and EU member states agreed that Japan has eliminated most non-tariff barriers targeted at the outset of the talks. This week's negotiations represent the sixth round of the EU-Japan negotiations.

As with the bilateral U.S.-Japan trade discussions on the sideline of the larger Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, the EU and Japan still have a number of sticking points to ...

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  • Herd Booster In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 ...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
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  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
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