Sugar Costs Less But Candy Costs More

Randall Weiseman Sugar

Halloween is coming and America’s sugar producers want consumers to know that the price of their treats this year could be lower, if the price of sugar were passed along to them. Sugarcane producer and Florida Farm Bureau vice president Rick Roth says candy prices have increased 50-percent since the 1980s – despite falling sugar prices – and industrial sugar users are pushing for bigger cuts in the new farm bill.

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