SUA Applauds House for Urging USDA to Act Immediately on Continued Concerns About Sugar Availability

Says Challenges Presented by COVID-19 Make It ‘Ever More Critical’ That We Maintain National Food SecurityWashington, D.C. (March 31, 2020) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement praising a congressional letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting further action to ensure that enough sugar is available for American food and beverage manufacturers …

SUA Commends USDA for Taking Action on Refined Sugar Shortage

Urges Additional Actions to Help U.S. Food and Beverage Manufacturers Deal with Extremely Low Sugar Supply. Washington, D.C. (March 11, 2020) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement praising the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allowing 200,000 tons of refined sugar from Mexico in an effort to address the sugar shortage American food and beverage manufacturers continue to endure …

SUA Praises Senate for Pushing Immediate USDA Action on Refined Sugar Shortage

Says ‘Reforming the U.S. Sugar Program Is the Long-term Answer’ to Supply ShockWashington, D.C. (February 27, 2020) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement in support of a recent Senate letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting further action on the refined sugar shortage American food and beverage manufacturers continue to endure:

SUA Calls on Dept. of Commerce to Improve U.S.-Mexico Sugar Suspension Agreements

A Return to 2014 Sugar Reference Prices Needed to Support U.S. Food and Beverage Manufacturers Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2019) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement urging the U.S. Department of Commerce to use a recent Court of International Trade decision vacating 2017 U.S.-Mexico sugar amendments as an opportunity to make…

SUA Applauds Fair Sugar Policy Act

Reforms Would Modernize Unnecessary and Costly U.S. Sugar Program Washington, D.C. (September 30, 2019) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today praised the bipartisan, bicameral Fair Sugar Policy Act (H.R. 4521, S. 2568). Introduced in the House by Representatives Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Danny Davis (D-IL) and in the Senate by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)…

With USMCA Ratified by Mexico, It’s Time for Congress to Act

Swift U.S. Congressional Approval Will Benefit American Consumers and Manufacturers Washington, D.C. (June 19, 2019) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement on the news that Mexico ratified the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): Over 950 U.S. food and agriculture groups/businesses, including SUA, have urged Congress to quickly ratify the USMCA and mitigate the…

New Tariffs on Mexico Sugar Imports Would Harm U.S. Manufacturers, Consumers in an Already High-Price Market

American Food and Beverage Companies Will Be Made Less Competitive Again by Government Policy Washington, D.C. (June 3, 2019) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement in response to proposed new tariffs on Mexican imports announced by President Trump last week. For America’s food and beverage manufacturers, their employees and the…

Farm Bill Conferees Fail U.S. Consumers and Manufacturers with Subsidy Increases to Big Sugar

‘Increase in Sugar Lobby’s Already-generous Subsidies Has Been Air-dropped into Conference Report’ Washington, D.C. (December 11, 2018) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement in response to the news that lawmakers have raised the loan rates for cane sugar and beet sugar in the 2018 farm bill conference. First, lawmakers miss…