WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Senate Republicans and Democrats last week proposed reforms of the estate tax, something the grocery industry has put at the top of its 1997 agenda. The Republicans have advanced two packages, one introduced by Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., and Sen. William Roth, R-Del., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. The second has been put forward by Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind. Lott's measure, which likely will be the starting point for any tax reform enacted ...

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