American food manufacturers pay about the same for sugar today as they did in the 1980s.

Consumers in foreign countries pay, on average, 20% more for sugar than grocery shoppers in the US.

Sugar is produced in 22 states and supports 142,000 jobs nationwide.

Sugar generates $20 billion a year in economic activity across the U.S.

By the Numbers…

Jobs Economic Impact
Minnesota 28,021 $3.36 billion
Louisiana 16,353 $3.52 billion
Idaho 15,039 $2.08 billion
North Dakota 14,324 $1.78 billion
Michigan 12,641 $1.28 billion
Florida 12,311 $3.27 billion
Nebraska 11,477 $397 million
California 6,437 $942 million
Colorado 5,562 $333 million
Montana 4,332 $434 million
Wyoming 3,568 $404 million
Texas 3,409 $196 million
Maryland 2,660 $456 million
Georgia 1,976 $474 million
Hawaii 1,426 $210 million
Oregon 1,222 $33 million
New York 1,105 $292 million