Because of America's sugar policy, consumers enjoy a safe and affordable supply of U.S. sugar at no cost to taxpayers. No wonder most members of Congress, bankers, national sugar farm leaders, and even foreign sugar suppliers from developing countries back U.S. sugar policy.
- The 2008 Farm Bill continues the tradition of not providing subsidy checks to sugar farmers while maintaining sugar market balance to sustain stable sugar prices.
- The bill also includes new tools to help U.S. sugar producers cope with today's challenges, such as skyrocketing input sugar costs and uncontrollable subsidized sugar imports from Mexico.
- Food manufacturers have launched a lobbying campaign to pressure Congress and the USDA to ignore the new Farm Bill and flood the U.S. sugar market with subsidized imports so they can increase corporate profits.
America's Sugar Producers: By the Numbers
U.S. Sugar Policy: How it Works
U.S. Sugar is Affordable
America is a Major Sugar Importer
Cheaper Sugar Prices Don't Reach Consumers
Candy Companies Seek Cheap Labor
U.S. Sugar Policy Works
Strengthening Food Security