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Letter to the Edito from Charles E. Kruse, President – Mo. Farm Bureau

Dear Editor,

It’s no surprise Congress can be misguided at times – take the ongoing debate to reauthorize and expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) by increasing federal tobacco taxes about 150 percent.

Representatives Akin, Blunt, Graves and Hulshof voted against the measure, which reflects the attitudes of a majority of Missourians when it comes to increased tobacco taxes. An amendment to raise state taxes on tobacco products

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