Unfortunately, the 142,000 U.S. sugar workers and the $20 billion they pump into local economies is currently under attack on three fronts:
- Sugar prices are lower today than in the 1980s, although the cost of doing business has steadily increased.
- Heavily subsidized foreign producers are wrecking the free market and making it difficult for efficient producers to prosper. That includes unfair trading actions by Mexico, which is dumping subsidized sugar onto the U.S. market.
- Lobbyists for big candy manufacturers have embarked on a relentless quest to gut U.S. sugar policy and outsource U.S. sugar production.
The new website has lots of facts and information about each of these areas, too. Be sure to check it out and do your part to keep 142,000 U.S. sugar jobs in America, where they belong.