News

Iowa Pork President Still Hoping For TPP Deal

Iowa Pork President Still Hoping For TPP Deal

Photo: WNAX

 

Japan and the U.S. remain at impasse in the Trans Pacific Partnership talks as they refuse to bring their tariffs to zero. That after President Obama met last week in Japan with Prime Minister Abe. Now Japan may try to get the U.S. to come to the table on their terms by working out a bi lateral trade deal with Canada. Iowa Pork President Jamie Schmidt sees that as a gimmick by Japan to try and get their way in the TPP negotiations.

Schmidt says President Obama was hampered by Democrat leaders who are opposed to the TPP when he met with Prime Minister Abe.

Schmidt is hoping the fact the two sides are still talking may eventually lead to a TPP deal as it’s very important for the U.S. pork industry.

President Obama’s talks with Japan ended on Friday with no TPP resolution although discussions are continuing between trade negotiators.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference Boosts Interest in Clean Energy

windmills near norden

The Wind and Solar Conference in La Vista offers a large pool of resources for anyone interested in clean energy development.

in Local

CNA Training Program Aimed at Boosting Labor Pool

Healthcare

The Rural Rewards Program offers CNA certification to students in hopes to boost health care work force.

in Local

2013 Blizzard Makes Extreme Weather List

cattle in snow

Last year's blizzard made the American Meteorological Society's list of extreme weather events and isn't likely to be repeated.

in Local

South Dakota Schools Finish Student Headcount

SchoolKids

Student head counts are in for state funding projections in South Dakota.

in Local

Iowa Senate Debate Questioned Loyalties

Iowa state capital 2

U.S. Senate candidates Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley debated this weekend, accusing each other of special interest loyalties.