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Fri Oct 31, 2014 05:10 PM CDT

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

ADD INVESTMENT PROTECTION TO ISSUES BLOCKING TRANSATLANTIC TRADE DEAL

European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht says that the United States might walk away from a proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) –– or at the very least show less enthusiasm for the deal –– unless Europe relents on its insistence on keeping investment-protection provisions out of the agreement.

The clause would allow foreign investors to use arbitration panels instead of domestic courts to make claims against a national government ...

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