Sugar policy reform: Will Florida lawmakers fight Modernization Act, Zero-to-Zero?

Article Posted on May 15, 2018

By: Ali Schmitz, Treasure Coast Newspapers

Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio led the charge to stop sugar policy reform in 2014.

The Florida senators, with lawmakers from other sugar-producing states, blocked a bipartisan effort to change the U.S. government program that keeps the domestic raw sugar price artificially high, about 35 percent more than the worldwide average.

Once again, there's mounting pressure to change the sugar policy, and once again, the senators are expected to fight it as Congress renegotiates the Farm Bill soon…

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