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SUA Welcomes USDA Action to Increase Raw Sugar TRQ

Washington, DC (July 24, 2017) – Today, the Sweetener Users Association (SUA) welcomed action taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase raw sugar supplies.  “We commend Secretary Perdue and his staff at USDA for monitoring the U.S. sugar market situation and taking necessary action to increase raw…

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A sweet idea: Shaheen attacks sugar subsidies (Editorial)

Give Sen. Jeanne Shaheen points for persistence. Her Senate colleagues have shown little appetite for eliminating subsidies to the sugar industry, but she keeps trying. Shaheen has once again joined with Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey to introduce legislation cutting back the complicated and costly federal programs that not only drain the federal treasury, but provide…

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AG Week: Sugar users back comprehensive policy revamp

… The Sugar Policy Modernization Act proposal is different than previous attacks in that it is a “comprehensive dismantling of sugar policy,” said Kevin Price, director of governmental affairs for American Crystal Sugar Co. … The Sweetener Users Association applauded the act and its sponsors Reps. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Danny Davis, D-Ill.; and Sens.…

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Food Business News: Legislation introduced to reform sugar program

Bipartisan legislation to reform the controversial U.S. sugar program was introduced on Nov. 7, prompting quick responses from sugar users and producers. … The Sweetener Users Association (S.U.A.) said the legislation “leaves in place smart protections to ensure the sugar market operates freely without unnecessary government intrusion,” and that such reform was long overdue. “The…

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Industry Updates

USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

SUGAR: U.S. beet sugar production for the 2017/18 August-July crop year is unchanged from last month at 5.131 short tons, raw value (STRV). Fiscal year 2017/18 beet sugar is decreased by 51,057 to 5.017 million STRV based on an increase in the proportion of beet sugar expected to be produced in August and September resulting…

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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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