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
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
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