Debate over whether government should continue supporting sugar growers

Jul 22, 2013

Candy shop owner Rob Flesher says companies like his pay more for sugar thanks to government sugar supports.
Credit Bill Wheelhouse / Harvest Public Media
The average American consumes nearly 40-pounds of refined sugar a year. And behind all those sweet snacks, a stealthy and heated battle is taking place over whether the government should continue to help out sugar growers. Yes, this is a farm bill issue. But as Harvest Public Media's Bill Wheelhouse reports, it’s one that has a very direct impact on consumers’ wallets:

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