Our farmers suffer when foreign countries dump heavily subsidized surplus sugar on the world market to protect their own interests, according to Jack Roney.
Rep. Peterson said drafting should begin in September and that he’d like to complete a Farm Bill this year, before the Senate does.
Three researchers who presented today at the International Sweetener Symposium criticized a controversial Heritage Foundation attack on farm policy.
“It’s important to keep some key ingredients of the farm safety net during this transition period.”
Current sugar policy is a big part of the Farm Bill, and Chairman Conaway applauded the policy for its $0 budget and past success in keeping prices stable.
Leaders from the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union (NFU) today pledged their continued support of U.S. sugar policy.
“Bears remain firmly in the driving seat,” the executive director of the International Sugar Organization said today of the global sugar market.
“A reliable, affordable, homegrown sugar supply is in the public interest, and no-cost sugar policy makes it all possible.”
Despite nearly 5 years of declining prices, makers of candy, cakes, cookies and other sweet treats never lowered prices for grocery shoppers.
Sugar producers took the time to address lawmakers during a recent Farm Bill listening session in Minnesota.