Canada and Japan Waiting to Get Into TPP

Canada could soon join the Trans-Pacific Partnership. While Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast doesn’t have a firm commitment that Canada will be accepted – he is hopeful – stating he made significant progress in negotiations with Australia and New Zealand. The United States is the other hold-out – but Fast is confident if the three nations evaluate Canada on the merits – they will welcome them to the negotiations. By the end of the month Japan’s Prime Minister is expected to confirm his country’s intentions to join the TPP. A dairy industry heavyweight in New Zealand is warning against admitting both countries due to agricultural policies. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.