sugar beets http://hppr.org en A food fight over U.S. sugar program http://hppr.org/post/food-fight-over-us-sugar-program <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sugar beet growing and refining was once a major industry in western Kansas and remains so in northeastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming and western Nebraska.&nbsp; But it’s an industry that’s been supported by government subsidies of one sort or another dating back to 1789.&nbsp; This pits sugar users against sugar producers over whether preserving a U.S. industry and domestic jobs is worth paying twice the international market price for sugar.&nbsp; Harvest Public Media has an update on the ongoing debate.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 03:12:16 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 19175 at http://hppr.org A food fight over U.S. sugar program