Revenue for Ag Infrastructure
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Dec 8, 2014 01:43 PM CST

It wasn't too long ago that the idea of raising any tax was viewed as an anathema. Yet, ag groups are nudging political leaders to step up spending on infrastructure in a variety of ways, whether it's convincing Congress to boost the diesel tax for inland waterways or looking for a tax increase to fund road repairs at the state level.

The National Grain and Feed Association was one of more than a dozen agricultural groups that called on the Senate to pass S. 2955 to increase the taxes on diesel fuel for barge operators as a way to boost ...

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