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Vilsack: Sugar Case Ill-Timed
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Fri Apr 4, 2014 12:37 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday he fears the legal case U.S. sugar producers brought against Mexico could affect negotiations over other commodities, but a spokesman for the sugar growers defended the legal action.

At a House Agriculture Committee hearing, Rep. Richard Nolan, D-Minn., told Vilsack he was hoping that he would be "supportive" of the antidumping and countervailing duty petitions that U.S. sugar producers filed March 28 with the International Trade Commission and Commerce Department, alleging that the Mexican industry had shipped sugar to the United States at prices 45% below the cost of production or ...

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