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.
|U.S. Raw Sugar
(the price U.S. producers receive for unrefined sugar)
(the price U.S. food manufacturers and grocery stores pay for U.S. sugar)
(the price U.S. grocery stores charge shoppers after their markup)
* As of February 2017