Lines Drawn in Carbon Battle
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Mar 20, 2013 01:58 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Standing with a group of conservative leaders on Capitol Hill last week, the president of the Fertilizer Institute took his turn at the podium to caution against the risks facing farmers if the country imposed a nationwide carbon tax.

"In production agriculture, a carbon tax is very simply a farmer tax," said Ford West, president of the Fertilizer Institute. "Farmers will bear the brunt of a carbon tax through increased input costs, increased cost of fuel on the farm, increased cost of transportation and getting their product into the market in a global environment. They will be ...

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