AG POLICY NEWS
Sugar Program Costs Loom
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Thu Aug 15, 2013 02:40 PM CDT

NAPA, Calif. (DTN) -- With Mexican sugar exports to the United States surging, the U.S. government's goal of a no-cost sugar program is not feasible in the near future, but government officials and grower leaders said here last week that they are determined to operate the program at as low a cost to taxpayers as possible.

The U.S. sugar program, as authorized under the 2008 farm bill and reauthorized by both the House and Senate in farm bills now under consideration in Congress, attempts to maintain a balance between production and consumption through a system of cane and beet production ...

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