U.S. sugar producers support 142,000 U.S. jobs in 22 states and contribute nearly $20 billion a year to the U.S. economy. Yet, the family farms that are the heart of the industry are reeling from low prices and foreign subsidization. U.S. sugar policy gives them a chance to survive.

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U.S. Policy           U.S. Prices           U.S. Production

Current Prices:

U.S. Raw Sugar
(the price U.S. producers receive for unrefined sugar)
27.83 cents/pound
U.S. Refined
(the price U.S. food manufacturers and grocery stores pay for U.S. sugar)
30.7 cents/pound
U.S. Retail
(the price U.S. grocery stores charge shoppers after their markup)
64.7 cents/pound

* As of June 2017

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How U.S. Sugar Policy Works: