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, DC (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…

Ag Economist & Policy Experts: It’s Time to Modernize Sugar in Farm Bill

U.S. Sugar Policy, Mexico Suspension Agreements and Trade Top Colloquium Agenda Washington, DC (February 14, 2018) – During this week’s 2018 International Sweetener Colloquium in in Orlando, Fla., co-hosted by the Sweetener Users Association (SUA) and the International Dairy Foods Association, policy experts and analysts discussed the most pressing issues facing the global sweetener industry.…

Sweetener Users Call on NAFTA Negotiators to Expand Sugar Trade, Outline Negotiating Objectives

Washington, DC (August 16, 2017) – With the first round of negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) beginning today in Washington, America’s sweetener users urged negotiators to expand, not further restrict, trade in sugar. “On behalf of America’s food and beverage companies that use sugar in the products they make and…

NAFTA Negotiations Should Expand Sugar Trade and Support U.S. Food, Confectionery Industry Jobs

Washington, DC (June 27, 2017) – Negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) should include market-opening provisions on sugar, testified the Sweetener Users Association (SUA) and the National Confectioners Association (NCA) during a hearing today held by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Representatives from both associations detailed the need for…