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  • But a smaller sugar-beet and Mexican crop for the 2011-12 year that starts in October would affect the following year, when the quota is reset at the minimum.

    U.S. Increases Sugar Quota for Second Time

  • But the USDA operates a limit for low-tariff or duty-free imported sugar to protect domestic sugar-cane and sugar-beet farmers.

    U.S. Increases Sugar Quota for Second Time

  • Thus the long-term and unintended consequence of favoring the sugar-beet industry with government policy will continue to severely damage the U.S.-based confection industry and to export jobs.

    Our Mistaken Sugar Policy Is Killing American Jobs

  • Only the inherently uncompetitive sugar-beet growers would be hurt, and they could grow other crops.

    Not So Sweet for U.S. Sugar Users

  • At the same time sugar-beet growers are reducing their own markets over the long term, and that will cost the U.S. more jobs.

    Our Mistaken Sugar Policy Is Killing American Jobs

  • A harsh winter has caused headaches for U.S. sugar-cane and sugar-beet farmers.

    Sugar Squeeze in U.S.

  • "Compared to historic standards, we're well behind getting sugar-beet acreage planted."

    Sugar Squeeze in U.S.

  • As of April 24, just 10% of sugar-beet acreage has been planted in major grower states, down from 80% at the same time last year, the USDA has said.

    Sugar Squeeze in U.S.

  • Even if the sugar-beet harvest, which begins in early October, is poor, the U.S. by law can't raise the TRQ until April 1, when most of the domestic sugar crop has been harvested and sold.

    Sugar Squeeze in U.S.

  • Worst-hit East Anglia accounts for 53% of the U.K.'s sugar-beet output, 17% of wheat and 13% of barley production.

    U.K. Bemoans Lack of Rain


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