November 3, 2009 10:37AM

If At First You Don’t Succeed

Mexican sugar growers want "in" on the cozy little arrangement that domestic sugar growers have here in the United States.  They have formed an alliance with the U.S sugar lobby to recommend that the U.S. and Mexican governments work to "avoid importing sugar from other countries to help boost the market between the neighbours" (full article here [$]).

This proposal is not new, of course, having previously been suggested to lawmakers' during the 2008 farm bill debate (see here). The "recommendation" was rebuffed at that time, but these people are nothing if not tenacious.

In what surely must be a contender for the "Understatement of the Year" award, the article ends with this: " Sweetener users and free trade advocates are likely to find the recommendations controversial". Someone at CongressDaily has a sense of humor.