A new USDA study adds up the numbers on producing ethanol from sugar and concludes that it’s not worth it. Report (1:00 wma)
The Senate Agriculture Committee held its first field hearing on farm policy in Albany, Georgia Friday and one of those testifying was a Florida sugar grower. Report (:55 wma)
Disaster aid for agriculture was cut from $3.8 billion to just $500 million in the emergency supplemental appropriations bill out of conference committee, but sugar cane was a winner. Report (1:00 wma)
Congressman Mark Foley (FL-R) is pleased that the 2006 emergency supplemental appropriations bill passed by Congress includes $40 million in disaster aid for sugar cane producers in Florida affected by recent hurricanes. Here is an interview with Congressman Foley about the measure. Report (3:00 wma)
Luther Markwart with the American Sugar Beet Growers, part of the American Sugar Alliance, talks about the importance of the U.S. sugar program which was retained in the ag appropriations bill passed by Congress last week.
U. S. Sugar Farmers Praise Several Florida Congressmen for working to defeat anti-sugar amendments in the ag appropriations process. Â Report (45 wma)
The 2006 Sugar Man of the Year is well known to Florida agriculture. Katherine Bush reports.
USDA is researching the feasibility of producing ethanol from sugar here in the United States.
The American Sugar Alliance says the US sugar program works and they’ve started an on-line petition drive to keep it.