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Study: Carbon taxes would have substantial impact on sugar beets: Three scenarios

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FARGO, N.D. -- U.S. sugar production will decrease "substantially" if carbon emissions are taxed at projected rates, says a new analysis by the Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies at North Dakota State University in Fargo.

Richard "Skip" Taylor and Won W. Koo at NDSU calculate that U.S. cane sugar would decline slightly under "cap-and-trade" or carbon tax rules. Mexican sugar imports would increase, but the majority of imported sugar will come from other countries.

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