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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Apr 4, 2014 03:11 PM CDT

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas is probably just the guy to diplomatically express to European Union where to stick a geographical indicator.

Roberts, along with Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, spearheaded a letter signed by 45 total senators (30 Republicans, 15 Democrats) asking Trade Ambassador Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to fight against geographical indicators being pushed by the European Union in the possible trade deal.

Europe likes to declare that certain foods contain special characteristics and thus can only called that food if it came from this place or that. ...

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