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Tax On Sweetened Drinks Floated In San Francisco

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:02 PM

The tax would be levied on beverage distributors and retailers who obtain their products directly from manufacturers. Officials estimate it could generate as much as $31 million a year. Full Story

New Taxes, Fees Urged to Improve Water Systems

posted on February 22, 2013 at 1:17 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California water officials are urging state lawmakers to create a funding source by implementing new taxes or fees so communities with high levels of nitrates in their drinking water can build and operate safe water... Full Story

North Dakota: The Oil Boom

posted on November 18, 2011 at 4:25 PM

North Dakota: The Oil Boom
New technology unlocks a gusher of a problem for North Dakota. There's a huge demand for workers, but those already in the region are pushing the infrastructure to the max. Full Story

USDA Yanks Christmas Tree Fees After Criticism

posted on November 10, 2011 at 11:55 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the Obama administration really taxing Christmas trees? No, but the White House said Wednesday it was reversing its decision to approve an industry-sponsored Christmas tree promotion program after conservatives accused... Full Story

Debt Politics from Washington to Rural America

posted on August 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Debt Politics from Washington to Rural America
The debate over taxes, entitlement spending, and a congressional “super” committee spilled into the Heartland this week as top presidential candidates pressed the flesh at the Iowa State Fair. Full Story

Senators Unveil Ethanol Compromise

posted on July 8, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Senators Unveil Ethanol Compromise
A small group of rural and urban lawmakers reached a bipartisan deal in the Senate this week regarding ethanol's future. Full Story

Props Aplenty in Senate Show on Big Oil Tax Breaks

posted on May 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The hearing was for verbally flogging oil company CEOs, and no senator bothered to pretend it was about making gasoline prices more affordable or helping the economy recover. Full Story

Market to Market (December 17, 2010)

posted on December 17, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Market to Market (December 17, 2010)
Full Program: Congress approves an 11th hour extension of Bush Era tax cuts. The Obama Administration examines profit margins in the agricultural supply chain. A global biotechnology leader announces an innovation simplifying spring planting is "in the bag."... Full Story

Market to Market (December 10, 2010)

posted on December 10, 2010 at 9:12 AM

Market to Market (December 10, 2010)
Full Program: President Obama sways Republicans on tax policy but some Democrats cry foul. Decades in the making, a landmark civil rights dispute receives a final signature. And on the trail of history, riders take a journey along the famed Pony Express. Those... Full Story

Market to Market (December 3, 2010)

posted on December 3, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Market to Market (December 3, 2010)
Full Program: Farm groups call on Congress to bury The Death Tax once and for all. Sweeping food safety reforms granted to federal authorities hit a snag. Robust foreign demand keeps commodity prices at unseasonably high levels. Those stories and market... Full Story

Market to Market (November 19, 2010)

posted on November 19, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Market to Market (November 19, 2010)
Full Program: Lawmakers ponder sweeping food safety reforms, giving the FDA increased regulatory authority. New research indicates the demise of a key tax credit for ethanol, could have a minimal effect on corn prices. And we'll discover why cranberries --... Full Story

Study: Loss of Ethanol Blender's Credit and Import Tariff Would Have Little Impact

posted on July 30, 2010 at 2:07 PM

Study: Loss of Ethanol Blender's Credit and Import Tariff Would Have Little Impact
For months, ethanol advocates have pleaded with Congress to renew a 54-cent per gallon import tariff protecting their industry, and to extend the 45-cent per gallon blender's credit which they believe will save thousands of U.S. jobs. Producer... Full Story

Market to Market (March 12, 2010)

posted on March 12, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Market to Market (March 12, 2010)
Full Program: Rural America feels the pinch of the economic downturn. Alternative fuel tax credits get another look from Congress. And politicians and farmers square off over consolidation in rural America. Market analysis with Sue Martin. Full Story

Market to Market (December 25, 2009)

posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Market to Market (December 25, 2009)
Full Program: The Senate delivers President Obama a Christmas present on his top domestic priority. Renewable fuel proponents lament the expiration of a key tax credit for biodiesel. And Market to Market examines the outlook for chestnuts: they're not just for... Full Story

Lawmakers Ponder 'Soda Tax'

posted on May 15, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Lawmakers Ponder 'Soda Tax'
Advocates of a so-called “sin tax” on soda blame sugary drinks for a litany of obesity-related health complications. Common soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi contain high-fructose corn syrup, a major market for America’s corn producers. Full Story
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