The U.S. Sugar Program Is Not So Sweet For Small Business

The National Confectioners Association placed an ad in today’s POLITICO, titled “The U.S. Sugar Program is Not So Sweet for Small Business,” which points out that America’s candy makers employ 200,000 Americans — and that these jobs are threatened by the current sugar policy.

“Higher consumer prices and lost U.S. jobs are the legacy of America’s outdated sugar program.

“Born during the Great Depression, the sugar program drives up costs for American consumers and businesses and sends American jobs overseas.

“We’re America’s candy makers – more than two-thirds of which are small and medium-sized, family-owned businesses that have been in operation for decades.  We employ 200,000 Americans, yet these jobs are threatened by the current sugar policy.”

Click here to view the ad.