Sugar policy reform: Stop paying off the plantation owners

“But the cost of special-interest lobbying in the sugar industry is felt most heavily by U.S. workers laid off by companies that have been forced to move abroad, where sugar prices are cheaper” writes Ted Ellis for That’s why a bipartisan group of 64 senators and representatives as diverse as John McCain and Elizabeth Warren are co-sponsoring the Sugar Policy Modernization Act, which aims to introduce market reforms into the industry and bring our outdated, Depression-era sugar policy into the 21st century.

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