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Washington Insider
Fri Apr 19, 2013 07:11 PM CDT

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

ADMINISTRATION REMAINS COMMITTED TO CONSOLIDATING GOVERNMENT TRADE OFFICES

Included in the president's budget request last week was a statement reaffirming the administration's goal of consolidating all trade promoting, negotiating and financing activities into a single new department.

"As the president indicated in 2012, if he is given presidential reorganization authority, his first proposal would be to consolidate a number of agencies and programs into a new department with a focused mission to foster economic growth and spur job creation," said a ...

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