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Current Sugar Policy Survives
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed May 22, 2013 08:19 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A push in the U.S. Senate to repeal current sugar policies failed again on Wednesday as senators moved ahead with votes on amendments.

Senators seeking to overhaul sugar policies argued in vain that food-processing and confectionary jobs are lost to Canada because of import restrictions and tariffs that protect a small number of domestic sugar growers. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., the lead sponsor of the amendment, argued that sugar was the only commodity in the farm bill that wasn't seeing reforms.

"Sugar remains the most tightly controlled commodity market in this country," Shaheen said.

Nonetheless, Shaheen and ...

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