Sugar Subsidies and Sugarcane in the Everglades Agricultural Area

Sugar Subsidies and Sugarcane in the Everglades Agricultural Area

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DR. ANDREW STAINBACK

In the United States there is a long history of subsidizing sugar through a complex set of policies to keep the price of sugar in the domestic market above prevailing world prices. These policies cost consumers directly through higher prices at the grocery store and indirectly through lost jobs in food processing industries, inflated agricultural land prices, and environmental damages generated by growing and harvesting.

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