I get razzed by some of my colleagues about the U.S. sugar program. They argue that the only reason the U.S. restricts imports is because the sugar growers in the Red River Valley and elsewhere spend a lot more money lobbying Congress than other commodity groups. Protection money, they call it.
True, the political contributions might give farmers who grow sugar access to tell their story, but maybe their story rings true.
Cheryl’s, a $50 million mail order cookie…