America’s Sugarbeet and Sugarcane Farm Families, Factory Workers Applaud the Strong Sugar Provisions Included in Senator Boozman’s Farm Bill Framework

On behalf of America’s sugarbeet and sugarcane farm families and the factory workers from across the country represented by the American Sugar Alliance, Neil Rockstad, a Minnesota sugarbeet grower, fourth-generation farmer and President of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association, and Patrick Frischhertz, a Louisiana sugarcane grower and eighth-generation farmer, issued the following joint statement in response to the Farm Bill framework released this week from Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member John Boozman, R-AR: 

“Our farm families need a bipartisan, bicameral, and highly effective Farm Bill. Senator Boozman’s proposal represents another positive step towards its enactment. We thank Ranking Member Boozman for his diligent efforts to understand the needs and concerns of the American sugar industry and to respond with improvements to sugar policy similar to those championed by Senate Chairwoman Stabenow and House Chairman Thompson. We stand ready to work with the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to encourage Congress to make this shared goal a reality this year. This effort is vital to delivering greater certainty and a strengthened safety net for America’s farm and ranch families.”