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USA – 2014 Farm Bill maintains sugar policy [Registered]

President Barack Obama officially signed the 2014 Farm Bill on 7th February, and with it, continued America’s current sugar policy for another five years. The new law was welcomed by sugar producers who were mindful of large confectioners spending millions lobbying lawmakers to gut US sugar policy; a move that would have left America dependent on heavily subsidized foreign sugar suppliers. Those attempts failed in five recorded votes held during Farm Bill discussions. “Sugar has been part of our heritage for nearly 300 years, but we’re facing tougher challenges today than ever,” explained Jim Simon, executive director of the Louisiana-based…

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