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Last year ended on a sour note for a sweet domestic industry.
Do American consumers pay triple the world price for sugar? No.
A U.S. sugar policy that costs taxpayers $0, protects American producers against foreign sugar subsidies, and keeps consumer prices among the lowest in the world should remain in effect in the next Farm Bill, according to a top industry economist.
Compiled by ASA staff using USDA’s Global Agricultural Information Network reports.
American sugar policy is a great deal for taxpayers.
Submission from the American Sugar Alliance to the United States International Trade Commission Investigation No. 332-325 “The Economic Effects of Significant U.S. Import Restraints: Ninth Update” Washington, D.C. January 30, 2017 Click here to read the report
It’s spooky to think how much the farmers’ share of Halloween has fallen in 20 years…
Two studies touting the importance of U.S. sugar policy took center stage when the American Sugar Alliance released a new video about studies by professors at Texas A&M University and the University of Maryland.
Dr. Joe Outlaw and Dr. James Richardson, co-directors of Texas A&M’s Agricultural and Food Policy Center.
Professor Alexander J. Triantis Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Testimony by Jack Roney, Director of Economics and Policy Analysis, and Don Phillips, Trade Advisor, ASA
Critics within the food manufacturing industry say sugar policy is causing it financial pain, and the only way to rectify the situation is to outsource U.S. sugar production and let heavily-subsidized foreign producers flood the market with cheap sugar. But do the numbers back up the food conglomerates’ poor mouthing?
Sugar costs about the same today as it did three decades ago. It’s easy to see who is making all of the money here.
A report for the American Sugar Alliance by Patrick H. Chatenay, President, ProSunergy (UK) Ltd
by SIS Research International This report examined 2014 retail sugar prices in 23 countries, plus Hong Kong.
Testimony by ASA’s Jack Roney House Committee on Agriculture Full Committee Hearing: Review of Agricultural Subsidies in Foreign Countries
by Antoine Meriot, Sugar Expertise LLC The Thai government has been closely involved with the Thai sugar industry for decades…
Luther Markwart, Executive Vice President of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association, counters some common misperceptions about US sugar policy.
Earlier this month, a national farming television program called the U.S. Farm Report ran a segment that used decades-old talking points about U.S. sugar policy to completely mischaracterize U.S. producers’ stance on trade.
Returns have been low for the better part of three decades for sugar industries on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border, but the two countries have dealt with the challenge far differently.
Why have large candy companies engaged in a multi-million-dollar lobbying effort…
by Patrick H. Chatenay of ProSunergy (UK) Ltd
“The Economic Effects of Significant U.S. Import Restraints: Eighth Update”
by Professor Alexander J. Triantis
By Patrick H. Chatenay, ProSunergy (UK) Ltd
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