The Senate Appropriations Committee was told by Senators Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) and Kirk (R-Illinois) that they had an amendment that would prohibit funds to make nonrecourse CCC loans available loans to any sugar company/cooperative that had gross revenues from sugar of $300 million or more in the previous fiscal year — which would make most sugar companies ineligible and force them out of the sugar program. Again, the amendment was withdrawn because a losing vote in committee would work against them on the floor. As in the House, a stand-alone agriculture appropriations bill is unlikely.
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