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April 18, 2014

Mexico sours sugar growers' Easter holiday

Nine in 10 Americans who will be celebrating Easter this year say they plan to stock up on candy, according to a National Retail Federation survey released April 9. All told, these celebrants will spend a combined $2.2 billion of Easter candy—an average o
April 18, 2014

Experts weigh regulation of ag drones

Farmers can generally fly drones on their own property without trouble from the federal government, but they’re operating in a regulatory gray area, experts say.
April 17, 2014

Idaho water situation continues to improve

BOISE—The water supply outlook for most of southwestern Idaho continues to improve with a series of snow and rain storms that have pounded the region in March and April.
April 17, 2014

Ag companies ask about new tax credit

BOISE—Several agricultural companies have already asked state economic development officials how they could use a new tax incentive that was recently signed into law.
April 16, 2014

Brazil escalates subsidy arms race with India

India certainly got the international community’s attention when it recently announced a slew of new sugar subsidies, including a direct export subsidy that is likely against World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.
April 15, 2014

JAMA study: Added sugar increases risk of death from C.V.D.

CHICAGO—Average caloric consumption of added sugars may be dropping in America, but it’s still at too high of a level, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine. The study also found an association between added sugar intake and increased r
April 14, 2014

Sugar users, producers square off before ITC

WASHINGTON—The Sweetener Users Association and the American Sugar Alliance on March 19 squared off in testimony before the U.S. International Trade Commission in preparation for the eighth update in investigation No. 332-325, The Economic Effects of Signi
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