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Washington Insider - Tuesday
Tue Aug 12, 2014 05:47 AM CDT

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

Administration Continues to Promote Benefits of New Trade Agreements

The Obama administration is keeping up its campaign to sell various segments of the U.S. economy on the need to conclude a trade agreement with 11 other Pacific Rim nations and a second one with the European Union. Last week, it was U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman's turn to take the lead as he touted the benefits of the two prospective trade deals to agricultural producers.

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Quick View
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