SWEET: Big Corn Declares War on Big Sugar Over Federal Subsidies

SWEET: Big Corn Declares War on Big Sugar Over Federal Subsidies

For decades, it’s been an unspoken rule among Washington’s agricultural lobbyists: advocates for one crop do not attack other crops, so that everyone’s benefits can be protected.

But a leading member of the traditionally united community plans to do just that: the Corn Refiners Association is about to invest heavily in an effort to unwind the lucrative breaks afforded to sugar, which are among the most generous in U.S. agriculture, reports the Washington Post.