- America's sugar producers support 142,000 U.S. jobs in 22 sates.
- Sugar farmers don't receive government subsidy checks.
- Sugar producers generate nearly $20 billion a year for the U.S. economy.
- Sugar producers' fuel costs have skyrocketed by 264% since 1985.
- Two-thirds of Americans believe sugar in the U.S. is inexpensive.
- Food manufacturers pocket lower sugar prices to boost profits instead of sharing the savings with shoppers.
- U.S. sugar policy didn't cost taxpayers a dime in '02, '03, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11 and '12. There was a small cost in 2013 because of a flood of subsidized Mexican imports, but sugar remains the cheapest commodity policy.
- 38 of America's foreign sugar suppliers are developing countries and most support U.S. sugar policy.
- Seven out of ten of Americans prefer buying U.S. sugar, even if foreign sugar is cheaper.
- 100% of sugarbeet companies are owned by sugar farmers.
- Dependence on foreign sugar in WWII forced the government to ration sugar.
- One-sided sugar trade deals force the U.S. to import sugar from 41 countries regardless of our needs.
- The world sugar market is a thinly traded, heavily subsidized dump market and is the world's most volatile commodity market.
- America is the world's largest sugar importer.
- NAFTA made Mexico the only sugar producer-domestic or foreign-with unlimited access to the U.S. market.
- 57% of American sugar production comes from sugar beets, the rest from sugar cane.
- Sugar producers' labor costs are up 127% since 1985; sugar farmer equipment costs 97% more.
- Sugar prices in Mexico have historically been higher than U.S. sugar prices.