WASHINGTON (February 27, 2023) – In response to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s recent comments that he wants to see a farm bill for the “many and most,” the Executive Director of the Alliance for Fair Sugar Policy, Grant Colvin, released the following statement:
“We are encouraged to hear that Secretary Vilsack is hoping Congress will pass a farm bill that benefits ‘many and most.’ Our leaders in Congress should share Secretary Vilsack’s desire and ensure those beneficiaries include Main Street businesses and the hundreds of thousands of manufacturing workers employed by American food companies. To that end, we call on Congress to come together and modernize the more than 80-year-old U.S. sugar program, as it forces American businesses to pay more than double what their foreign competitors pay for sugar and unnecessarily inflates the already high and rising cost of food in this country. Now is the time to act on smart bipartisan reforms to the sugar program that will support farmers, businesses and families alike.”
To learn more about the Alliance for Fair Sugar Policy and the need for sugar reform, please visit FairSugarPolicy.org.