Nation: Farmers: Beet-Red, Raising Cane

The sweets and sours of the Administration's sugar program

The retail price of sugar in the U.S. has careened between 17¢ and 63¢ per lb. during the past four years, a statistic well known to the often riled housewife. It is the cost at the supermarket that makes the headlines. But behind those prices can be multimillion-dollar battles between commercial and political rivals that escape public notoriety. And in this case there are. The very bitterness of the sugar-pricing controversy can be seen in one of the last official acts by the late Senator...

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