Americans for Limited Government Urges Congress to Pass pathway to end sugar subsidies resolution

This allows American farmers to compete on a level playing field and ends the pernicious impacts of market guarantees.

Fairfax, Va. – Representatives Kat Cammack (R-FL) and Dan Kildee (D-MI) have joined together to introduce a bi-partisan House resolution creating a pathway to ending U.S. sugar subsidies.  The Cammack-Kildee resolution recognizes the multi-billion-dollar sugar subsidies in India, Brazil, Thailand and others are tools those countries us to make their sugar temporarily cheaper than that grown by U.S. farmers.

“Free trade must also be fair trade, and we cannot abandon our own production capabilities in favor of cheap imports that destroy livelihoods and our markets—after all, food security is national security,” said Rep. Cammack. “I’m proud to introduce this resolution that will ensure a level playing field and preserve family operations.”

The Zero for Zero resolution instructs the President of the United States to, “seek elimination of all direct and indirect subsidies benefiting the production or export of sugar” by the above named governments as well as others. Upon certification that those governments have ceased their subsidies, the President is then instructed to produce legislation which would reform U.S. sugar subsidy policy.  In short, use the power of the United States as a trading partner around the world to end destructive sugar subsidies with the end goal of ending US subsidies, putting American producers on an equal footing with their foreign competitors.

“If our nation is ever going to get out from under agriculture subsidy after agriculture subsidy, it is imperative that we pursue a global solution,” said Richard Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government.  “This allows American farmers to compete on a level playing field and ends the pernicious impacts of market guarantees.  A true win-win solution that every Member of Congress should embrace.”

Americans for Limited Government is sending a letter to each member of Congress urging them to co-sponsor the Cammack-Kildee resolution.