TAMPA BAY TIMES: Big Sugar wins again

Tampa Bay Times: Written by Alex Leary. May 18, 2018.

UPDATE: The entire farm bill was defeated on Friday, a major blow for the GOP leadership.

WASHINGTON – Big Sugar did it again, defeating a move to curb the government subsidies the industry receives and protection from foreign competition.

On Thursday, the House defeated an amendment to the farm bill that was offered by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C.,  a critic of the program.

In a sign of how powerful the industry is in Florida, all but three of the state's representatives voted against the measure: Ron DeSantis, Brian Mast and Francis Rooney, all Republicans.

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