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Conaway, Peterson Praise U.S. Sugar Deal

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) made the below remarks following an announcement that an agreement was reached between the U.S. sugar industry and the Department of Commerce to bring Mexican sugar into compliance with U.S. trade laws: “I am very pleased that the Department of Commerce was able to negotiate an …

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USDA Role in Enforcing New U.S.-Mexico Sugar Deal

Last week, it was announced that a new agreement between the United States and Mexico regarding the importation of Mexican sugar had been reached. The U.S. Department of Commerce had been reviewing the 2014 agreement with the government of Mexico and the Mexican sugar refiners that suspended anti-dumping and countervailing duties on the import of Mexican sugar into the U.S. In …

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Sugar Deal Reached with Mexico

It was announced Tuesday that the U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement to finally end the sugar dispute. And with renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) expected to start in August, some experts are saying the sugar agreement is good news. And according to a story from Rod Bain, one person commenting on the new agreement …

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Perdue Statement on Sugar Agreement with Mexico

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a statement regarding a new agreement between the United States and Mexico regarding the importation of Mexican sugar.  The U.S. Department of Commerce has been reviewing a 2014 agreement with the government of Mexico and the Mexican sugar refiners that suspended anti-dumping and countervailing duties on the import of Mexican sugar into the …

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U.S. Sugar Exec Comments Regarding Senator Rob Bradley’s Strike-All Amendment to Senate Bill 10

Statement from Judy Sanchez, Senior Director for Corporate Communications & Public Affairs for U.S. Sugar “This amendment makes significant progress and demonstrates that the Florida Senate has begun taking seriously the concerns of residents from communities south of Lake Okeechobee. The decision to no longer take 60,000 to 153,000 acres of farmland out of production is a positive step forward. While the amendment improves the bill, there …

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ASA to House Ag Subcommittee: Keep Sugar Policy Strong Amid Low Prices, Foreign Subsidies

A U.S. sugar policy that costs taxpayers $0, protects American producers against foreign sugar subsidies, and keeps consumer prices among the lowest in the world should remain in effect in the next Farm Bill, according to a top industry economist. Jack Roney, Director of Economics and Policy Analysis for the American Sugar Alliance (ASA), testified today before the House Agriculture …

ICYMI: Senator Negron’s Visit to the Glades Met With Disappointment, Anger from Residents Threatened by Senate Bill 10

On Friday, Senate President Joe Negron visited Pahokee High School to meet with Glades residents and answer questions about the negative impact Senate Bill 10 would have on the Glades communities, including Pahokee, which is located in Senator Negron’s own district. According to Senate Bill 10’s staff analysis, the bill has a “negative fiscal impact… due to the reduction in …

Senate Bill 10 Could Severely Impact Lake Okeechobee Communities

Florida’s 2017 legislative session starts today, March 7. A major issue to be discussed during the session is Florida Senate President Joe Negron’s land acquisition proposal. Sugar farmers in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) are fighting for their land as Sen. Negron’s proposal moves through the Senate and the House. Senate Bill 10 proposes the purchase of 60,000 acres of …