OMAHA (DTN) -- The trade agenda should be the driving force in U.S. farm policy throughout the next 11 months.
Presidential election years are notoriously heavy on rhetoric and light on substance and this year looks to raise the bar on both accounts. During his State of the Union speech last week, President Barack Obama acknowledged that "expectations for what we will achieve this year are low."
But policymakers have several issues on the agenda that Congress is going to have to address before the end of the year. That's especially true when it comes to ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership.