Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu May 1, 2014 06:00 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Sugar Group Says Mexican Imports Will Cost U.S. Producers $1 Billion This Year

If Mexico is allowed to ship unlimited amounts of sugar to the United States this year, domestic producers will see their incomes fall by a total of $1 billion, according to a prediction by the American Sugar Alliance, a trade group that represents sugarcane and sugar beet producers.

ASA alleges that imports of sugar from Mexico are "directly responsible for sinking U.S. sugar prices, which have fallen 50% ...

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