The markup of the Senate Farm Bill does not include sugar reform. “Given cuts to other commodity programs, it is both perplexing and outrageous that the farm bill — referred to as the 'reform' bill — is headed to the Senate floor with zero reforms to the costly Depression-era U.S. sugar program, one of the oldest and most wasteful federal farm subsidy programs,” said Larry Graham, NCA president and chairman of the Coalition for Sugar Reform.

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