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House Misses Critical Opportunity to Modernize Sugar Program

America’s Food and Beverage Manufacturers Look Ahead to Senate Debate Washington, DC (May 17, 2018) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives’ consideration of a sugar policy modernization amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill. “While we are disappointed in…

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Bloomberg: Sugar Industry Is Exhibit A of Tariff Favoritism

Congress last week quietly passed the farm bill, a vast collage of legislation affecting the agricultural economy of the United States. This law, which Congress updates every five years, undergoes constant revision. But a few things never change. Foremost among these are the elaborate protections and subsidies given to nation’s wealthy farmers of sugarcane and sugar…

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Agri-Pulse: Sugar tensions heat up ahead of farm bill

U.S. sugar farmers want to keep restricting the inflow of foreign supplies just as much as much as sweetener users – think candy and food companies – want to increase imports and push down prices. As a result, friction between the two sides is heating up as Congress prepares to write the next five-year farm…

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Food Business News: Producers and users spar over sugar program

Sugar producers and sweetener users at the International Sweetener Colloquium in Orlando this week sparred over the impact, success and future of the U.S. sugar program, with such debate likely to intensify as the U.S. farm bill moves closer to markup sometime this year. “Last farm bill alone, every single commodity program went through a modernization…

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Industry Updates

Determination of Trade Surplus in Certain Sugar and Syrup Goods and Sugar-Containing Products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, and Panama

In accordance with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of its determination of the trade surplus in certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia and Panama. The level…

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USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for October 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for October 2017.  The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for October is 1.250 percent, unchanged from 1.250 percent in September. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during October is 2.250 percent, unchanged from 2.250 percent…

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