The debate over the future of no-cost sugar policy has been going on longer than most Hill staffers have been alive.  And neither the tactics nor the talking points used by the anti-farmer crowd has changed very much over that time.

For decades, each Halloween has included the same painfully punny attacks against U.S. sugar farmers.  References to the “spooky” effects of no-cost sugar policy and consumers getting “scared” by sugar prices apparently never go out of style.

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Ghost of Halloween Past

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