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Would high-fructose corn syrup by any other name taste as sweet — or cause as much of a stir as it currently does? We may soon find out. Unless you have been living in a cave, you've heard the extensive attacks on high-fructose corn syrup and the eventual black cloud of shame that follows just the mention of the product. Leading the charge is Michael Pollan, guru of all things edible (or, in his terms, inedible) and master of knowing what's best for consumers. High-fructose corn syrup is in everything that's even remotely edible; its overuse is the success of the masterful corn lobby; and it is responsible for all human ills. Okay, that's an oversimplification of Pollan's message. Hey, it works for activists, so I thought I'd try it out.
A new two-year limited exemption of the hours of service (HOS) rule for transporting anhydrous ammonia was granted by the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) last week, according to the Agricultural Retailers Association.
Live cattle futures traders on Monday took live cattle futures lower on the open after a USDA report on Friday showed a larger-than-expected number of cattle populating the nation's feedlots. February live cattle recently traded at $1.0725 a pound, down 0.70 cent a pound, or 0.65% on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, while April was off 0.77c, or 0.68%, at $1.1190.