Congress is still debating the 2018 Farm Bill, but Congressman Collin Peterson should be commended for a recent vote he took during that debate.

Congress is still debating the 2018 Farm Bill, but Congressman Collin Peterson should be commended for a recent vote he took during that debate. Congressman Peterson, the Ranking Member on the House agriculture committee, stood up for Minnesota farmers, Minnesota jobs, and Minnesota taxpayers by voting down a proposal to flood the U.S. market with subsidized sugar imports and drive U.S. producers out of business.

This anti-farmer proposal was defeated by a bipartisan 141-vote margin in the House of Representatives, thanks in large part to the leadership of agricultural champions like Congressman Peterson.

He knows that America must never become dependent on other countries for food, and we must stand up for the farms and businesses that are essential to rural America’s success.

U.S. sugar policy, which operates without taxpayer cost, ensures that our jobs and our farms aren’t handed over to heavily subsidized sugar industries in Brazil, India and Thailand, where worker and environmental abuse run rampant.

Thank you, Congressman Peterson, for standing up for agriculture.

Curtis Knutson

Steve Williams

Directors, American Crystal Sugar Company