Not a safety net but a hammock   "The Senate recently voted 54-45 against even mild reforms of the baroque architecture of protections for producers of sugar cane and sugar beets.    The government guarantees up to 85 percent of the U.S. sugar market for U.S.-produced sugar. The remaining portion of the market is allocated for imports from partic- a tariff rate. Minimum prices are guaranteed for sugar from cane and beets."  (I know there is something missing from that sentence, but you get the idea)