AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Dec 4, 2012 05:45 AM CST

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

CSPI Repackages Sugar Tax as Potential Contributor to New Federal Revenue Stream

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has long recommended against sugary soft drinks and cereals, and "junk" food in general. And CSPI has been active in promoting the idea of imposing a tax on sugary beverages in hopes that Americans would consume less and weigh less as a consequence.

That idea hasn't gotten as far as the organization would like, so it now is repackaging the concept ...

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  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • GOP Picks Conaway as House Ag Chairman The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the...
  • Head Start A Pennsylvania teen has two years of a farm-to-fork business under his belt and is looking to exp...
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