Sugar subsidies are anything but sweet

By Yaël Ossowski | Washington Examiner For far too long, domestic producers of sugar have gotten a sweet deal from the federal government. Thanks to the U.S. sugar program, sugar beet and sugar cane farmers have had the advantage of minimum prices, cheap loans, and tariffs to keep out competitors — all at taxpayer expense. Tariffs on sugar were some of the first trade regulations introduced by Congress back in 1789. They have existed in some form or another ever since, and were most recently revamped by the 2014 Farm Bill. Empowered by this law, the Department of Agriculture sets […]