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Sugar Growers Discuss Farm Bill Priorities

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative, Sugar

Administration officials, economists, and sugar industry experts just wrapped up the 37th International Sweetener Symposium. This year’s event focused on how Farm Bill policies support American food security. Ryan Weston, the incoming Chairman of the American Sugar Alliance, emphasized the role sugar plays in our food supply. “The turmoil we’ve seen on the global stage has made it more important …

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Sugar Alliance Meeting Underway

Dan Agri-Business, Specialty Crops, Sugar

Leaders from the U.S. sugar industry are meeting in Colorado this week for the 37th annual International Sweetener Symposium.?The Symposium is an annual event hosted by the American Sugar Alliance. Dr. Rob Johansson, Director of Economics and Policy Analysis for the American Sugar Alliance, talks about what farm leaders and industry experts will be discussing. “We know that rising input …


USPF Requests Additional Funding for RUTF in 2023 Appropriations Legislation

Dan Legislative, Peanuts, Regulation

The U.S. Peanut Federation (USPF) joined five other agriculture organizations has requested more funding for ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to address global childhood malnutrition while simultaneously stimulating the domestic agriculture economy. Tyron Spearman has more details. Click here to see the full letter.


Justice Department Asks for Stay in Sugar Decision

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Sugar

(NAFB) — Late last week, the U.S. Justice Department filed a motion requesting a 90-day stay in the Court of International Trade’s ruling that an amended Mexico-U.S. trade agreement wasn’t valid. The Hagstrom Report says an agreement on Mexican sugar imports to the U.S. was amended in 2017. However, the court said that the amended agreement wasn’t valid because the …

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Fighting the Sugar Policy Modernization Act

Dan Sugar

Amendments designed to gut no-cost U.S. sugar policy were rejected three times on the Senate floor, two times on the House floor, and twice at the committee level during the 2014 Farm Bill debate. But with talks taking place for the 2018 Farm Bill, Phillip Hayes, spokesperson for the American Sugar Alliance, says backers of those defeated amendments are trying again …

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

Dan Industry News Release, Sugar

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 …