The Sugar Lobby had originally been booted off the Gravy Train when the Senate Version of the 2012 Farm Bill had been Voted on.
Somehow it managed to climb aboard, again, anyway. This is what is keeping sugar prices higher in the US than nearly anywhere else on the planet.
"Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced an amendment to restore $4.5 billion in funding for the food stamp program, which assists some of the poorest Americans, by cutting “guaranteed profit for crop insurance companies from 14 to 12 percent and by lowering payments for crop insurers from $1.3 billion to $825 million.”
Of course, it was soundly defeated.
So..."We The People" will pay more for sugar, the poor will eat a little more poorly, and C & H, Dixie, and others will rake in billions in unnecessary subsidies.
Again, it IS time to drain the swamp.
We Need A Voice In The Choice!