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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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