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Corn Refiners Association Wins Against Sugar Industry Officials in NAFTA Fight

Industry officials in the sugar industry have abandoned the fight to renew the restrictions governing the United States/Mexican sugar trade (formerly implemented via NAFTA).  The "intense opposition from the Bush administration and the corn syrup industry" proved to be too much, apparently.  (SOURCE:  Grand Forks Herald) Sadly, it is unclear why industry officials gave up on their efforts.  My questions are: Where are the representatives who are supposed to be standing up for the farmers on these issues?  Where do they stand, and why wasn't there a bigger fight? (Here is a link to if you are prompted to log-in when visiting the above mentioned article.) … [Read more...]