Sugar Farmers and Farm Bill 2018

Executive Vice President of the Florida, Texas and Hawaii Sugarcane Growers Ryan Weston sat down with The Washington Examiner to discuss the upcoming Farm Bill: “Farmers are facing a 50% decline in income over the past 4 years with farm income at a 12-year low. When you are trying to do long-term business planning, you need that continuity.”

Rural Economy Sputters, Sugar Feels the Sting

During a recent hearing to examine the health of the rural economy, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) noted that farm income has plummeted 56 percent since 2013. That, he said, represented the worst stretch since the depression of the ’30s. “In short, we have a very serious problem unfolding right now in rural…