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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Dec 19, 2013 07:08 AM CST

Seventeen major agricultural lobbies wrote U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman on Wednesday expressing their concern about Japan's role in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

The groups state they had all showed "past strong support" for the Pacific rim trade deal, but they have "watched with growing alarm" Japan's lack of interest in offering a more comprehensive proposal on agricultural products, "and we now believe this situation is threatening to undermine the negotiations."

Groups signing on to the letter include commodities and ag products with major markets in Japan, including the National Pork Producers Council and National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Corn, soybean, chicken, ...

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