The companies that make America’s cookies, cakes, doughnuts, bread and candy are running out of sugar for their products. That’s why Rick Pasco, president of the Sweetener Users Association, was at USDA headquarters in Washington last week. The message he took to USDA officials: Allow more sugar imports from countries that have plenty to sell because there just isn’t enough on the U.S. market. … It’s a common practice to take away quotas from countries that have nothing to ship and give those quotas to countries that have available supplies to sell, but it hasn’t happened yet this year. Pasco said the USDA officials he talked to last week did not commit to increasing the TRQ to allow in more sugar. “It’s hard to get a read on what action they’re going to take,” he said.