It is concerning that our own member of Congress, Chris Stewart, is pushing special interest legislation that would decimate our American agriculture interests and put thousands of American jobs at risk. The bill, named the Sugar Policy Modernization Act, is nothing more than an exploitative, corporate giveaway to Mexican special interests who are looking to capitalize on manipulating the American market while illegally dumping Mexican sugar into America.
Current policy, in regard to the sugar industry, has not cost taxpayers a dime in 16 out of 17 years and has even ensured thousands of American agricultural jobs are protected from the predatory trade policies terms of our foreign competitors.
This legislation that Congressman Stewart is supporting, will put thousands of American farming jobs at risk, which is not only un-American, it flies in the face of one of our state’s very own biggest industries — and goes against the America First policies that our country has been working to implement. But why?
So while I thank Congressman Stewart for his service to our district, on this issue it’s time to stand up for American farmers and American agriculture. It’s the right thing to do.