Nine free market, limited government groups urge Senate to zero out sugar subsidies when the rest of the world does, too

June 26, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement atop a letter sent by nine free market and limited government groups urging an end to sugar subsidies worldwide:

“President Trump has made it clear that he wants everyone to lower their tariffs and subsidies to zero, but he will not allow for the U.S. to unilaterally act to the detriment of our nation.  Nine conservative groups banded together today to urge the Senate to include language incorporating this principle into the Farm Bill by adding the zero-for-zero sugar subsidy language proposed in the House by Rep. Ted Yoho, to the bill.

“The Yoho language would provide a Congressional end to sugar subsidies, but only upon certification by the President that other competing countries have done the same so our sugar farmers are competing in a free market.  This breakthrough language would change the farm subsidy debate by empowering the President with the tools necessary to negotiate an end to sugar subsidies worldwide.”

Attachments:

Letter to Senate urging the worldwide, reciprocal end to sugar subsidies, June 26, 2018 at https://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Letter6-26-18.pdf

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