SENATE KEEPS PEANUT, SUGAR PRICE SUPPORT

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Senate rejected attempts last week to eliminate government price supports on sugar and peanuts, terminations the grocery industry said would have cut consumer costs.This development came as the Senate passed a sweeping bill that sets the nation's farm policy for the next seven years. The bill would phase out decades-old federal programs that pay farmers to limit the planting

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Senate rejected attempts last week to eliminate government price supports on sugar and peanuts, terminations the grocery industry said would have cut consumer costs.

This development came as the Senate passed a sweeping bill that sets the nation's farm policy for the next seven years. The bill would phase out decades-old federal programs that pay farmers to limit the planting of certain crops, like wheat and corn, and also subsidize farmers when market prices a

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