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Washington Insider
Tue Aug 20, 2013 04:31 PM CDT

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

CANADA ASKS FOR WTO PANEL TO RULE ON COOL

Canada yesterday followed through on previous promises to fight the U.S. country of origin labeling law by requesting the establishment of a World Trade Organization compliance panel to rule on the controversial provision.

In a joint statement, Canadian International Trade Minister Ed Fast and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz say: "We had hoped to avoid having to again resort to the WTO to resolve this matter. However, despite consistent rulings by the WTO, ...

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  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Batten Down the Hatches Purdue economists forecast multiple years of negative or narrow margins for corn and soybean prod...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
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