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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Japan ratifies CPTPP, wheat organizations call for action


July 12, 2018

Haying season underway off of Pullman-Wawawai Road July 1.

Japan on July 6, became the second country to ratify the 11-nation CPTPP agreement, leading U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheatgrowers to call for the U.S. to join the pact or start bilateral negotiations with Japan - to allay the impact on America's No. two wheat export market.

The CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership) came out of the original Trans-Pacific Partnership which was negotiated by the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. The controversial pact, for which support waned in the U.S. at the end of the Obama years, was d...

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