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VIDEO: Independent reporter discusses Big Sugar story in TV interview

Free Speech TV invited The Florida Independent’s Virginia Chamlee on this week to discuss her recent feature examining the political clout wielded by Florida’s sugar industry. Watch the segment, hosted by Marcy Miranda, below.

How Big Sugar gets what it wants from Congress

Many of the most influential American agricultural interests are headquartered in specific parts of the country: The majority of peanuts come from Georgia, corn from Iowa and sugar from Florida. But even though agricultural interests have a significant presence in only a small number of congressional districts, they play an inordinately large role in the political landscape of the entire country.