AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider-- Friday
Fri Nov 15, 2013 06:20 AM CST

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

CBO Sees Carbon Tax as Significant Source of Federal Revenue

If the United States were to institute a $25 per metric ton tax on carbon-containing greenhouse gas emission, it could raise just over a trillion dollars in revenue by 2021 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from affected industrial sources by 10%, the Congressional Budget Office said in a report on deficit reduction issued earlier this week.

A carbon tax would be more efficient and flexible than the regulations currently being issued ...

Quick View
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  • Cattle Market There may be a little less bull in this fall's calf market, but the fundamentals still spell oppo...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 1 With sub-$4 corn forecast for multiple years, growers need to make a preemptive strike on their 2...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl answers readers' questions on depreciation recapture, defining a "true" lease and ...
  • Ask the Vet Does my calf have a hernia and is it repairable?
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