Current U.S. Sugar Policy is Outdated
The farm bill reauthorization process is a unique opportunity to support American farmers, businesses, and consumers by revisiting our outdated sugar policies. Targeted changes to the U.S. sugar program are needed to take pressure off of family budgets and ensure our farm and food economy is well positioned to grow into the future.
While America’s farm and food economy remains the envy of the world, its sugar policy has not kept pace. Without targeted changes, the sugar program will continue to restrict job growth for bakeries, confectioners and other small and local Main Street businesses and manufacturers. It will also continue to cost American families billions of dollars each year at the grocery store. Now is the time to act on smart bipartisan reforms to the sugar program that will support farmers, businesses and families.
We believe the upcoming farm bill reauthorization process offers several important opportunities to update the sugar program for today’s modern farm and food economy.