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Testimony on behalf of the Coalition for Sugar Reform to the Commission on 21st Century Production Agriculture.

25 September 1999

In testimony before the Commission on 21st Century Production Agriculture, the Coalition for Sugar Reform had harsh words for the US sugar program. The Coalition for Sugar Reform strongly opposes continuation of the current program - it increases consumer prises without justification; it increases costs to manufacturers and processors of food products; it is an inefficient and inequitable use of government resources; the program is environmentally irresponsible; the program reduces employment; and the sugar program places limits on the ability of the US to open world markets for its agriculture and food exports.

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