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Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Feb 19, 2013 05:22 AM CST

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

Senators to Take Another Run at Reforming Sugar Program

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation designed to allow more sugar to be imported and to reduce price supports for domestic sugar producers. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., introduced a similar bill during last year's farm bill debate, and she is leading the new effort.

Shaheen's sugar reform amendment to the farm bill was only narrowly defeated, an outcome that was unfamiliar to sugar program supporters who have become accustomed to ...

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