Last week, four U.S. Senators reintroduced the Fair Sugar Policy Act of 2021. The bill proposes changes to the federal sugar program. American Crystal Sugar Company Vice President of Government Affairs Kevin Price says the bill sends a bad message to farm country, but on another level, this is not surprising. “This legislation gets introduced in some form or another every year in Congress. We have many friends on Capitol Hill and across the country that recognize this legislation for what this is, a cynical ploy.” Price says opponents of the sugar industry tried to attach similar legislation to the House agriculture appropriations bill this past week, but failed.
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