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Washington Insider - Tuesday
Tue Aug 19, 2014 05:48 AM CDT

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

Fast-Track Trade Bill Unlikely to be Taken Up This Year

Progress on two major free trade agreements is almost certain to slow until Congress passes so-called "fast track" trade negotiating authority for the administration. Another certainty: Congress will not do this before the mid-term elections and likely will not do so during any lame duck session in November and December.

Capitol Hill and industry sources told the Bloomberg news service that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is unlikely to bring ...

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