Stabilization of the Sugar Industry

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Roosevelt Administratrator's Sugar Control Program

A vigorous struggle in Congress over the administration's plan for control of domestic sugar production and sugar imports was forecast by the reception accorded the proposals outlined in President Roosevelt's special message of February 8, 1934, and the enabling legislation introduced in Senate and House four days later by Senator Costigan (D., Col.) and Rep. Jones (D., Tex.). The strength of the opposition manifested by representatives of the beet-sugar industry and by members of Congress from beet-producing states indicated that if concessions to their views were not made in committee, or by amendments on the floor, the measure would be defeated in spite of its administration sponsorship.

The new plan aims to improve sugar prices and stabilize the sugar industry by ...

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