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India Doubles Down; Too Green

India Doubles Down Brazil and Australia have requested WTO dispute consultations with New Delhi, charging that India’s sugar subsidies exceed its commitment on domestic supports. The case follows a similar challenge by the U.S. on other crops. The reaction from the Modi government is to announce a new subsidy to reimburse for the cost of freight in moving farm products into export.   Too Green The two largest general farm organizations in the U.S. are the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Farmers Union (NFU). AFBF claims 2 million members and leans Republican, while NFU has about 15 percent as many members and leans Democratic. At its national convention, the NFU membership rejected backing the so-called New...

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