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 ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Rates Too Low Too Long Discounted interest rates have led to unintended consequences in land values, a shortage of funds...
  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
  • Ask the Vet My vet diagnosed anaplaz and I've never heard of that.
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