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U.S. Sugar Policy: Sweet for a Few, Sour for Most
Wall Street Journal
Op-ed By: Burleigh C.W. Leonard, Former Special Assistant to President Reagan for Food and Agriculture
November 2, 2014

Why Those Halloween Candy Treats Are So Expensive
The Daily Signal
Commentary By: Preston Turner, The Heritage Foundation
October 29, 2014

Why the Sugar Program Should Be Eliminated
The Daily Signal
Commentary By: Daren Bakst and Bryan Riley, The Heritage Foundation
October 28, 2014

New Report Details Economic Impact of AD / CVD Case Against Mexican Sugar Imports
Sweetener Users Association
October 23, 2014

Enter to Win A Sugar Rebate
Sugar Rebate
2014

U.S. Can’t Get Enough Sugar For Dum Dums With Import Curb
Bloomberg
By: Luzi Ann Javier and Marvin G. Perez
September 16, 2014

Candy, Soda Prices Could Rise
CNBC Street Signs (Video)
August 28, 2014

Big Sugar Has Finally Gone Too Far
The Hill
Blog Post By: Thomas Schatz, President, Citizens Against Government Waste
August 14, 2014

Sugar Shakedown: How Politicians Conspire with the Sugar Lobby to Defraud America’s Families
Heritage Foundation
By: Mario Loyola
July 17, 2014

Trade Groups Weigh in Against Sugar Negotiations
POLITICO Influence
By: Byron Tau
July 16, 2014

U.S. Sugar Users Oppose Efforts to Broker Mexico Trade Deal
Reuters
By: Chris Prentice
July 15, 2014

Sugar Users Urge No Restrictions on Mexico Trade
Food Business News
By: Ron Sterk
July 15, 2014

U.S. Trade Policy Gouges American Sugar Consumers
The Heritage Foundation
By: Bryan Riley
June 5, 2014

Sugar Fight Ain’t So Sweet
USA Today
Column By: Ike Brannon, Former Chief Economist, House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Current Fellow, George W. Bush Institute
May 13, 2014

Sugar Users Cite C.B.O. Forecast of Sugar Program Costs
Food Business News
By: Ron Sterk
April 28, 2014

SUA Statement on Commerce Department’s Decision to Launch Mexican Sugar Investigation
Sweetener Users Association
Press Release
April 18, 2014

Sugar-Using Industry Representatives Testify Before USITC, Highlight Importance of Trade Relationship with Mexico to Sugar Users
Sweetener Users Association
Press Release
April 18, 2014

Are Sugar Tariffs Raising the Cost of Your Easter Basket?
Heritage Foundation’s The Foundry
Blog Post By: Tori Whiting and Michael F. Mo, Members, Young Leaders Program, The Heritage Foundation
April 18, 2014

No Country for Hard Candy: Production Stays in Mexico Until US Adopts ‘Level Playing Field’ Sugar Regime, Says Spangler Candy
Confectionery News
By: Oliver Nieburg
March 20, 2014

Trade Agreement Could Sweeten Life for Candy Makers
Wall Street Journal
By: Alexandra Wexler
March 5, 2014

Sweetener Users Welcome USDA Under Secretary’s Remarks on Sugar Policy, TPP; Continue to Call for Policy Reform
International Dairy Foods Association
Press Release
February 26, 2014

Government Raising Cost of Valentine’s Day Chocolates?
FOX Business Network
February 14, 2014

Farm Bill Leaves A Sour Taste
Chicago Tribune
Column By: Steve Chapman
February 13, 2014

Mark Kirk, Danny Davis Say Federal Support for Sugar Farmers Could Cost Jobs
Associated Press
February 9, 2014

More Candy For The Sugar Industry In Recently Approved Farm Bill
Sacramento Bee
Column By: Bruce Maiman
February 4, 2014

Statement By Senator John McCain On Farm Bill Conference Report
Office of Senator John McCain
February 3, 2014

Sugar Giveaways Enrich Politicians, Cost You Plenty
Orlando Sentinel
Column By: Scott Maxwell
January 7, 2014

Lobbying: A Terrific Investment
RealClearPolicy
Op-ed By: Rich Tucker, Senior Writer, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, Heritage Foundation
December 19, 2013

Upcoming Event: International Sweetener Colloquium
The St. Regis Monarch Beach
Dana Point, California
February 23-26, 2014

The Importance of Sweetener Trade Liberalization
Sweetener Users Association
Oral Statement By: Tom Earley, Vice President of Agralytica
December 18, 2013

Sugar Subsidy Yields Bitter Harvest
Wisconsin State Journal
Editorial
December 17, 2013

Sugar Subsidies Are A Bitter Pill For Consumers And Producers
The Washington Post
Letter to the Editor By: Mitchell Goetze, President and COO, Goetze’s Candy Company
December 13, 2013

Sugar – Congress’ Favorite Sweetener
Competitive Enterprise Institute’s OpenMarket
Blog Post By: Fran Smith, Board Member and Adjunct Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
December 9, 2013

Graphic: U.S. Sugar Policy And Politics
TC Palm
By: Christin Erazo
December 8, 2013

Sugar Protections Prove Easy to Swallow for Lawmakers Across Political Spectrum
Washington Post
By: Peter Wallsten and Tom Hamburger
December 7, 2013

Sugar’s (Too?) Sweet Political Deal
Washington Post – Post TV
Video
December 6, 2013

Why Do We Treat Sugar Differently Than Oil?
Idaho Statesman
Column By: Ed Lotterman
December 6, 2013

More U.S. Sugar Defaults Ahead Unless Global Prices Rally – Jenkins
Reuters
By: Chris Prentice
December 5, 2013

Fixing The U.S. Sugar Program Today, Not Tomorrow
National Foreign Trade Council
Blog Post By: Bill Reinsch, President of the NFTC
December 4, 2013

Washington Post Takes Free Trade Stand Against Big Sugar And The Protectionism It Receives, At The Expense Of U.S. Consumers
American Enterprise Institute
Blog Post By: Mark Perry, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan
December 2, 2013

Congress Needs To Roll Back Subsidies To Sugar Producers
Washington Post
Editorial
November 26, 2013

USDA Unloads Forfeited Sugar
Wall Street Journal
By: Alexandra Wexler
November 24, 2013

USDA Announces November 2013 Feedstock Flexibility Program Results and a New CCC Invitation to Sell Sugar for Non-Food Uses
USDA Press Release
November 22, 2013

Sugar Free Trade Sours For Taxpayers
Wall Street Journal
By: Alexandra Wexler
November 19, 2013

Despite Defaults, USDA Sweetens The Pot
Wall Street Journal
By: Alexandra Wexler
November 18, 2013

Commodities: A Sweet Deal
Financial Times
By: Gregory Meyer and Stephanie Kirchgaessner
November 14, 2013

USDA Solicits New Bids Under The Feedstock Flexibility Program
USDA Press Release
November 14, 2013

A Spoonful Of ____ To Help Keep Farm Bill Subsidy
CQ Roll Call
Blog Post By: Kent Cooper
November 8, 2013

End The Sweet Deal For Big Sugar
Tampa Bay Times
Editorial
November 8, 2013

First 2013 Loans To Sugar Processors Posted On USDA Website
Wall Street Journal
By: Alexandra Wexler
November 7, 2013

Trick or Treat? Senators Say Sugar Subsidies Are No Sweet Deal
U.S. News & World Report
Blog Post By: Lauren Fox
October 31, 2013

American Candy Makers, Pinched by Inflated Sugar Prices, Look Abroad
The New York Times
By: Ron Nixon
October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from Senators Shaheen and Kirk
October 31, 2013

Low Prices Mean Highest U.S. Sugar Subsidy Cost In Decade
Reuters
By: Charles Abbott
October 24, 2013

U.S. Sugar Processors Forfeit 296,500 Tons Of Sugar — USDA
Wall Street Journal
By: Alexandra Wexler
October 24, 2013

Taxpayers Paying Big Sugar’s Price
Myrtle Beach (SC) Sun News
Column By: Froma Harrop
October 24, 2013

USDA Solicits Additional Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program
USDA Press Release
September 18, 2013

Sugar Substitute
Intelligencer Journal
Editorial
September 16, 2013

Sugar-to-Ethanol Subsidies Are a Sweet Deal for Producers, Not Consumers
Roll Call
Op-ed By: Christine Harbin Hanson, Policy Analyst, Americans For Prosperity
September 12, 2013

IBA Chairman Demands Bakers’ Share Of Six Cent Sugar Giveaway
Independent Bakers Association
Press Release
September 9, 2013

Cashing in on Uncle Sam’s Sweet Tooth
Los Angeles Times
Editorial
September 9, 2013

Letter to Members of the House from Consumer Advocacy Organizations
Letter By: Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of American and National Consumers League
September 3, 2013

Since when do we coddle cartels?
The Daily Caller
Op-ed By: Alan Daley, American Consumer Institute
August 29, 2013

USDA Solicits Bids Under the Feedstock Flexibility Program
USDA Press Release
August 15, 2013

Is ‘Zero for Zero’ a Sugar Industry Ploy?
The Daily Caller
Op-ed By: Fran Smith, Board Member and Adjunct Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
August 7, 2013

What About “Zero-for-$3 billion-a-Year”?
Cato Institute
Blog Post By: Sallie James
August 6, 2013

Farm Bill Must Include Reform to Sugar Subsidies
Baltimore Sun
Letter to the Editor By: Bill Buppert, Owner, Mary Sue Candies; Mitchell Goetze, Owner, Goetze’s Candy; J.R. Paterakis, Owner, H&S Bakery, Inc.; and Paul Wockenfuss, Owner, Wockenfuss Homemade Candies
July 9, 2013

Reader Not Sweet on Conaway Farm Bill Vote
Midland Reporter-Telegram (Midland, TX)
Letter to the Editor By: William Christian, Director of Government Affairs, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
July 8, 2013

Sugar Program Costly To Industry, Consumers
Hartford Courant
Letter to the Editor By: Gene Dunkin, President of Thompson Brands, and Joeseph Vittoria, President of Pez Candy
July 2, 2013

Federal Sugar Policy Unfair To Consumers
The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
Letter to the Editor By: Michael Rosenberg, President and CEO of Promotion in Motion Companies, and Ted Cohen, President of Hillside Candy
July 2, 2013

Bulk of U.S. Sugar Loans Went to Three Companies
Wall Street Journal
By: Alexandra Wexler
June 26, 2013

Candy Companies Gain Ground in War with Sugar Producers Over Subsidies
The Hill
By: Erik Wasson
June 26, 2013

CCAGW Points to Rogues’ Gallery of Sugar Cartel Republicans
By: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
June 24, 2013

Allendale Candy Maker Among Those Fighting Sugar Policies, Saying They Drive Up Costs for Consumers
The Record
By: Kathleen Lynn
June 24, 2013

Congress Has No Appetite for Sweeping Farm Policy Changes
The Oklahoman
Editorial
June 23, 2013

Artificial Sweetener
The Daily Caller
Op-ed By: Mike Collins, Former Spokesman for the Republican National Committee
June 21, 2013

Farm Bill Repeats the Failures of the Past
The Mercury (Pottstown, PA)
Op-ed By: Rep. Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA)
June 21, 2013

Time to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidies
The Hill
Op-ed By: Reps. Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Charles W. Dent (R-PA) and James P. Moran (D-VA)
June 20, 2013

Farm Bill Likely To Worsen As It Moves Now To The House
Sacramento Bee
Editorial
June 15, 2013

Congress Needs to Stop Subsidies to Sugar Farmers
Washington Post
Column By: George Will
June 7, 2013

Sugar Subsidies Hurt the Baking Industry
Baltimore Sun
Letter to the Editor By: John Paterakis Jr., Owner, H&S Bakery
May 30, 2013

U.S. Sugar-Support Program Will Cost Consumers Dearly
Idaho Statesman
Column By: Peter R. Crabb, Professor of Finance & Economics,Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa
May 14, 2013

Here’s the True Middle Ground on Reforming Sugar Subsidies
The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA)
Letter to the Editor By: Ben McGlaughlin, CEO, Wolfgang Candy Company
May 14, 2013

We Need a Free-Market Agriculture Policy
Des Moines Register
Op-Ed By: Mark Lucas, Iowa Director, Americans for Prosperity
May 2, 2013

American Sugar Alliance Looks Brazilian Gift Horse in the Mouth
CATO Institute
Blog Post By: Sallie James
April 22, 2013

Sugar Reform: Now or Never
Candy Industry
Column By: Bernie Pacyniak
April 10, 2013

Sugar Shock
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal
Editorial
April 4, 2013

What to Cut: Striking Subsidies Could Save Billions
FoxNews.com
By: Doug McKelway
March 29, 2013

Ending Government’s Sugar Buy-Back Program Would Be A Sweet Victory
Washington Post
Editorial
March 28, 2013

Farm Bill’s Sugar Subsidy More Taxing Than Sweet, Critics Say
NPR’s All Things Considered
By: Dan Bobkoff
March 28, 2013

Sugar Subsidies Are Artificially Sweet For Consumers, Economy
The Bryan Times
Op-ed By: Representative Bob Latta (R-OH)
March 27, 2013

Big Sugar’s Subsidy — How Sweet It Is
Miami Herald
Column By: Carl Hiaasen
March 24, 2013

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
NBC
Video
March 19, 2013

SUA Expert Cites Sugar Market Instability, Historically High Prices as Evidence of Urgent Need for Policy Reform
Sweetener Users Association
March 19, 2013

The Big Sugar Buy of 2013
Chicago Tribune
Editorial
March 16, 2013

Sweetener Users Association Statement on Potential Sugar Loan Forfeitures
Sweetener Users Association
March 15, 2013

That Sickening Sugar Subsidy
Bloomberg
Editorial
March 13, 2013

Big Sugar Is Set for a Sweet Bailout
Wall Street Journal
By: Alexandra Wexler
March 12, 2013

Sugar Program Yields Sour Results
Wisconsin State Journal
Editorial
February 18, 2013

Shaheen vs. Sugar: The Senator’s Good Fight
New Hampshire Union Leader
Editorial
February 16, 2013

The Sugar Program Ruined My Valentine’s Day
U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Free Enterprise Blog
Blog Post By: Shea Bettwy
February 15, 2013

Sugar Users Welcome Introduction Of Sugar Reform Act
Food Business News
By: Ron Sterk
February 15, 2013

Be Mine: Sugar Industry Should Welcome Free Trade
Heritage Foundation’s The Foundry
Blog Post By: Ashlee Smith
February 14, 2013

On Valentine’s Day, A Defense Of Candymakers
Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA)
Op-ed By: Larry Graham, CSR Chairman and NCA President
February 14, 2013

NCA Welcomes Introduction of Sugar Reform Act, Says the Time for Economic Relief Is Now
National Confectioners Association
February 14, 2013

Bipartisan Groups Pushes for Sugar Program Reform
Office of Senator Shaheen (D-NH)
February 14, 2013

Bipartisan Group Press For Sugar Program Reform
Office of Congressman Danny Davis (D-IL)
February 14, 2013

Sweets For The Sweet? Get Your Extra Costly Candies For Valentine’s Day
American Enterprise Institute‘s American Boondoggle Blog
Blog Post By: Vince Smith
February 13, 2013

Sugar Industry Would Wither Without Big Government
Washington Examiner
Column By: Tim Carney
February 3, 2013

Coalition for Sugar Reform Appeals to New Congress
Convenience Store News
January 25, 2013

Food Industry to Congress: We’re Still Paying Over the Odds for Sugar…
FoodNavigator-USA
By: Elaine Watson
January 18, 2013

Abolish the Costly Sugar Program to Lower Sugar Prices
The Heritage Foundation
Report By: Bryan Riley
December 5, 2012

The Candy Lobby Fights the Sugar Lobby on Halloween
Washington Examiner
Blog Post By: Tim Carney
November 1, 2012

Sugar Prices Not So Sweet This Halloween
The Heritage Foundation
Blog Post By: Katherine Elliott
October 31, 2012

Spooky Subsidies
National Consumers League
Blog Post By: Teresa Green, Linda Golodner Food Safety & Nutrition Fellow
October 31, 2012

Big Candy Revives Sugar Fight On Halloween
National Journal – Influence Alley
By: Elahe Izadi
October 31, 2012

Candy-makers Use Halloween to Try to Kill Sugar Program
The Hill
By: Erik Wasson
October 31, 2012

Sen. Toomey’s Bipartisanship Includes Reform
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By: Larry Graham, President, National Confectioners Association
October 30, 2012

McHenry Visits Lincolnton Licorice Plant to Review U.S. Sugar Policy
Lincoln Times-News
By: Sarah Lowery
October 17, 2012

McHenry in Sweet Spot: Confectioners Want Congress to Lift Limits on Sugar Imports
Charlotte Observer
By: Caroline McMillan
October 15, 2012

We All Pay for Sugar Price Supports — and the St. Lucie River Pays, Too
TCPalm.com
By: Eve Samples
September 30, 2012

Candy Makers Call for Sugar Reform on Capitol Hill
Convenience Store News
September 21, 2012

The U.S. Sugar Program is Not So Sweet for Small Business
POLITICO
By: National Confectioners Association
September 20, 2012

In Sugar Price Supports, Sour Tastes for Consumers
Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
By: Amy Green
September 9, 2012

A Focus on Sweets
South Bend Tribune
August 23, 2012

U.S. Sugar Policy: Not So Sweet for the Economy
Americans for Tax Reform
By: Laurel Kays
August 13, 2012

Sugar Subsidies Out of Date
The Hill
Op-ed By: Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Dick Lugar (R-IN) and Pat Toomey (R-PA)
August 8, 2012

GOP Scrambles For Farm Bill Votes
The Hill
By: Erik Wasson
July 30, 2012

Sugar Prices Aren’t So Sweet
Candy Industry
By: Crystal Lindell
July 25, 2012

Letter Urges Support for Goodlatte Amendment to 2012 Farm Bill
By: National Foreign Trade Council
July 10, 2012

Industrial Trade Association Urges Support for Goodlatte Sugar Reform Amendment to 2012 Farm Bill
By: National Association of Manufacturers
July 10, 2012

Business Federation Sends Letter of Support for Goodlatte Sugar Reform Amendment
By: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
July 10, 2012

Letter Shows Support for Sugar Reform Amendment
By: The National Consumers League
July 6, 2012

Sugar Subsidies Face More Opposition On Capitol Hill
International Business Times
By: Nish Amarnath
July 5, 2012

Letter Urges House Agriculture Committee Members to Support Goodlatte Sugar Reform Amendment
By: Broad-Based Coalition of National and Regional Organizations
July 3, 2012

Lobbyists Face Crunch Time Ahead of House Farm Bill’s Release
The Hill
By: Erik Wasson
July 2, 2012

Lufkin Businessman Takes to YouTube to Call for Reforms in 2012 Farm Bill
Lufkin Daily News
By: Nick Wade
July 1, 2012

Sugar Lobby Sweetens Deal for House Republicans Protecting Subsidy
The Daily Caller
By: Michael Bastasch
June 25, 2012

Sugar Industry’s Sweet Deal
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Editorial
June 25, 2012

Senator Jeanne Shaheen Tried to End Corporate Welfare for the Sugar-Growers
Sentinel Source
Editorial
June 25, 2012

Stop Giving Sweetener to Big Sugar
Wisconsin State Journal
Editorial
June 21, 2012

Sugar Program Making Cookies Costlier Proving Hard to Kill
Bloomberg Businessweek
By: Alan Bjerga
June 20, 2012

Candymakers are Sour on Protectionism that Drives Up the Price of Sugar
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Column By: Joe Frolik
June 19, 2012

A Tale of Two Conservatives
Wall Street Journal
Editorial
June 18, 2012

Political Cash Sweetens Federal Sugar Boondoggle
Washington Examiner
Column By: Tim Carney
June 18, 2012

Senate Maintains U.S. Sugar Policy
Capital Press
By: Carol Ryan Dumas
June 14, 2012

Candy-Makers Heartened By Strong Vote Against Sugar Program
The Hill
By: Erik Wasson
June 13, 2012

Artificial Sweetener
Columbus Dispatch
Editorial
June 13, 2012

A Sugar Showdown
Wall Street Journal
Editorial
June 13, 2012

Letter Urging Support for a Sugar Reform Amendment During Consideration of the Farm Bill Being Brought to the Senate Floor
By: Leading U.S. Business, Consumer and Tax Reform Groups
June 12, 2012

Senators Urged To Embrace Sugar Reform
American Shipper Magazine
June 8, 2012

Farm Bill Fight to Cut Sugar Subsidies
U.S. News and World Report
By: Lauren Fox
June 8, 2012

End the U.S. Sugar Program
Heritage Foundation
Blog Post By: Bryan Riley
June 6, 2012

Farm Bill Faceoff: Sugar Growers vs. Confectioners
National Journal – Influence Alley
By: Andrew Joseph
June 5, 2012

Op-ed: Growing Funds for Farms
Washington Times
By: Ed Feulner, President of the Heritage Foundation
June 4, 2012

Americans for Tax Reform Send Letter to U.S. Senate
By: Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
June 4, 2012

Reforms Needed to Reduce Sugar Prices
Daily Herald
Letter to the Editor By: Kenneth Jarosch
June 4, 2012

Central American Sugar Association Send Letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Clarifying Position on U.S. Sugar Program
By: José A. Orive, Executive Director, Central American Sugar Association
May 30, 2012

It’s Time To End The Job-Killing U.S. Sugar Policy
Investor’s Business Daily
Editorial
May 23, 2012

Morning Take – Sour Times for Candy Makers: Ag Panels Protecting Sugar Program
CQ Roll Call
By: Philip Brasher
May 22, 2012

NCA: 2012 Farm Bill Moves Forward Without Sugar Reform Discussion
Press Release
By: National Confectioners Association
May 17, 2012

Coalition for Sugar Reform Submits Testimony to the House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities & Risk Management
By: Larry Graham, Chairman, Coalition for Sugar Reform
May 17, 2012

Letter from Freshmen and Sophomore Members of Congress to House Leadership
By: Fifteen Members of Congress
May 17, 2012

Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) Submit Joint Statement for the Record Calling for Reform of the Sugar Program
By: Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)
May 17, 2012

Letter to House Leadership from Members of the House
By: Twenty-Two Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
May 15, 2012

Sugar Supplies
Lake County News-Sun
Letter to the Editor By: Robert Brownstein
May 15, 2012

Congress Should Plow Under Farm Subsidies
Orlando Sentinel
Editorial
May 10, 2012

Sugar’s Clout Is Firmly Rooted
Minneapolis Star Tribune
By: Jim Spencer
May 4, 2012

Letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Calling for the End of Protectionist Treatment of Sugar in Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
By: 15 Major U.S. Business Organizations
April 30, 2012

Transcript: Rep. Joe Pitts Calls for Reform of the U.S. Sugar Program
Congressional Record – House
By: Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA)
April 26, 2012

Is Another Sugar Shakedown Coming?
Orlando Sentinel
Editorial
April 20, 2012

Op-ed: Sugar Program Isn’t Sweet for Consumers or the Economy
The Daily Caller
By: Fran Smith, Board Member and Adjunct Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
April 19, 2012

US to Need More Sugar Despite USDA Import Increase
Reuters
By: Rene Pastor
April 19, 2012

Sugar Users Applaud U.S.D.A. For Import Increase
Baking Business
By: Ron Sterk
April 18, 2012

U.S. to Allow More Low-Tariff Sugar Imports
Wall Street Journal
By: Alexandra Wexler
April 18, 2012

Sugar, Sugar: Not So Sweet
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Editorial
April 17, 2012

Letter to Senator Brown (D-OH) Calling for Reform of the Current Sugar Policy Program
By: Kirkland B. Vashaw, President & CEO, Spangler Candy Company and Bill Lichtenwald, President, Ohio Conference of Teamsters
April 16, 2012

A Sour, Not Sweet, Program
Topeka Capital-Journal
Letter to the Editor By: Curtis Pitts
April 14, 2012

No Sugarcoating This Giveaway
Chicago Tribune
Editorial
April 14, 2012

Foodmakers Seek 1 Million-Ton Boost in Sugar Quota
Reuters
By: Chuck Abbott
April 11, 2012

VIDEO: “Sugar Prices, Easter and Just Born’s Bottom Line”
Fox Business
April 6, 2012

VIDEO: “Consumers Pay the Price for Having a Sweet Tooth”
Fox Business
April 6, 2012

10 Questions With … Larry Graham
ABC News
By: Matt Negrin
April 4, 2012

Sugar Users Want U.S. To Ease Import Cubs
Wall Street Journal
By: Alexandra Wexler
April 1, 2012

RBA Responds to Sugar Policy Controversy
Bake Magazine
By: John Unrein
March 28, 2012

Foodmakers Ask Big Increase in US Sugar Quota
Reuters
By: Chuck Abbott
March 28, 2012

Note from Canada: Thanks for the Sugar Jobs
Indiana Ag Connection
March 22, 2012

Lugar Talks Sugar At Farm Bill Hearing
NCA Smart Brief
March 20, 2012

Big Sugar Thinks Cupcakes Are Too Profitable
The Washington Examiner
By: Tim Carney
March 20, 2012

U.S. Sugar Trade Reform Sought
American Shipper Magazine
March 14, 2012

The Sweet Lobby: An Uphill Battle Against Big Sugar
Campus Progress
By: Tyler Kingkade
March 7, 2012

NCA and Coalition For Sugar Reform Host Congressional Briefing
NCA Smart Brief
February 27, 2012

Big Sugar’s Valentine’s Day Surprise
The Hill’s
Congress Blog
By: Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Scott Albanese, President, Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc.
February 14, 2012

Inside Congress, no one beats the beet lobby
Minneapolis Star Tribune
By: Jim Spencer, Mike Hughlett, and Jeremy Herb
January 29, 2012

Sugar Tariffs Cost Americans $3.86 Billion In 2011
Daily Markets
By: Mark Perry
January 28, 2012

Capitol Hill sugar briefing scheduled for Friday
NCA Smartbrief
January 25, 2012

Where Are the Liberals?
The New York Times
By: David Brooks
January 9, 2012

Government: The redistributionist behemoth
The Washington Post
By: George F. Will
January 6, 2012

How government’s sugar policy helps Fanjuls, keeps prices high
Palm Beach Post
By: Adam Playford & Michael Laforgia
January 2, 2012

NCA sweetens Capitol Hill with candy canes while lobbying against sour sugar program
NCA SmartBrief
December 19, 2011

Candy Canes Reinforce Reform Message
Candy & Snack TODAY
December 16, 2011

Sugar High
Politico
By: Dave Levinthal & Anna Palmer
December 15, 2011

Holiday Candy Canes Come Spiced With Lobbying
Roll Call
By: Kate Ackley
December 15, 2011

Cost of sugar is not too sweet for Pa. consumers
Patriot-News
By: Ben McGlaughlin
December 3, 2011

Sugar Prices Harming Confectioners
Candy & Snack Today
By: Steve Hallo
November 30, 2011

Former Baker Goes to Washington
American Bakers Association
November 29, 2011

Free Market Sugar Act sponsor says high sugar prices have caused ‘outflow of jobs’
Washington Independent
November 29, 2011

Super committee’s failure impacts U.S. sugar policy
Candy Industry
November 22, 2011

Coalition For Sugar Reform Calls On Congress To Change Proposed Farm Bill
Vending Market Watch
November 22, 2011

Media Briefing Reinforces Need For Sugar Reform
Candy & Snack Today
November 21, 2011

Sugar Program Likely To Stay In Farm Bill, Despite Increased Opposition
Inside U.S. Trade
By: Ben Hancock
November 21, 2011

Study Calls for Elimination of Sugar Policy
KTIC 840 Rural Radio
November 21, 2011

Study: Reform of U.S. Sugar Policy Would Help Consumers, Jobs
Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery
November 21, 2011

New Study Shows Reform of Current U.S. Sugar Policy Would Help Consumers
U.S. Agricultural Law and Policy Blog
November 21, 2011

US Sugar Policy Reform Would Help Consumers, Jobs
The Crop Site
November 18, 2011

NCA’s Graham Discussing Sugar Reform
Candy & Snack Today
November 18, 2011

Conservative, tea party groups team up to fight sugar subsidies
The Florida Independent
By: Virginia Chamlee
November 18, 2011

Study Calls for Elimination of Sugar Policy
Northern Ag Network
November 18, 2011

Reforming Sugar Policy Helps Consumers, Jobs
Candy & Snack Today
November 17, 2011

Free Market Sugar Act sponsor: High sugar prices have caused ‘outflow of jobs’
The Florida Independent
By: Virginia Chamlee
November 17, 2011

Conservative Groups Team Up to Stop Sugar Bailouts
PR Newswire: National Taxpayers Union
November 17, 2011

Free Market Sugar Act challenges sugar subsidies, price controls
The Florida Independent
By: Virginia Chamlee
November 15, 2011

NCA Calls Upon Retailers to Get Involved in Sugar Policy Reform
Convenience Store News
By: Linda Lisanti
November 11, 2011

U.S. Sugar Program Hurts Businesses and Kills Jobs
The Blog of the Competitive Enterprise Institute
By: Daniel Rivera Greenwood
November 10, 2011

Reform farm programs and harvest savings
The Washington Times
By: Sen. Richard Lugar and Rep. Marlin Stutzman
November 8, 2011

Judson-Atkinson Suspends Manufacturing
Candy & Snack Today
November 3, 2011

Judson-Atkinson Candies Suspends Production
CSP Daily News
November 3, 2011

Not so sweet times for S.A. candy maker
San Antonio Express
By: Patrick Donner
November 3, 2011

Judson-Atkinson Candies, Inc. Suspends Production, Blames Sugar Costs
Vending Market Watch
November 3, 2011

Judson-Atkinson Candies Closes Its Doors — For Now
Candy Industry
November 1, 2011

Shaheen blasts ‘sweet deal’ for sugar industry
Seacoast Online
By: Charles McMahon
November 1, 2011

Taxpayers tricked into treating sugar farmers
AEI’s The Enterprise Blog
By: Matthew McKillip
October 31, 2011

Shaheen to discuss sugar subsidies during candy shop visit
The Republic
October 31, 2011

Halloween Horror as Sugar Prices Sour for Candy Makers
Risk & Insurance
By: Jonathan Berr
October 31, 2011

Efforts to Promote SUGAR Act Renewed
KTIC 840 Rural Radio

Sugar Prices Influence Inflation
Candy & Snack TODAY
October 27, 2011

U.S. sugar policy: The real scary story
The Hill
By Rep. Joseph Pitts and Rep. Danny Davis
October 27, 2011

Food Price Inflation More Than Expected
Hoosier Ag Today
By: Andy Eubank
October 26, 2011

Coalition Alarmed, Though Not Surprised, by Food Price Inflation Increase
KTIC 840 Rural Radio
October 26, 2011

Big Sugar, free markets and Monica Lewinsky
Marc Gunther Blog
By: Marc Gunther
October 25, 2011

Halloween candy prices are up
ABC 2 News
By: Cheryl Conner
October 24, 2011

Push for sugar reform intensifies
Baking Buyer
By: John Unrein
October 24, 2011

Industry welcomes new US free trade agreements
Food Navigator-USA.com
By: Caroline Scott-Thomas
October 24, 2011

Study released on cost of sugar policy to U.S. consumers; op-ed in Politico drives home same message
NCA SmartBrief
October 24, 2011

New Report Shows Federal Sugar Policy Hurts Consumers
Professional Candy Buyer
October 22, 2011

Change in Sugar Supports Sought
KTIC 840 Rural Radio
October 20, 2011

Time to end farm and sugar subsidies, the fleecing of the taxpayer and further destruction of Florida Everglades
TC Palm
By: Charles de Garmo
October 20, 2011

Senators send out not-so-sweet Halloween card
The Hill
By: Judy Kurtz
October 19, 2011

America’s bitter sugar policy
POLITICO
By: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Sen. Mark Kirk
October 17, 2011

Guardian of nation’s sweet tooth
Chicago Tribune
By: Katherine Skiba
October 11, 2011

Commentary: Subsidies to sugar farmers hurt community at large
The Times Leader
By: David N. Taylor
October 10, 2011

Crop Death Seen Boosting Sugar as Stockpiles at 37-Year Low: Commodities
Bloomberg
By: Joe Richter
October 7, 2011

Food Policy Panel Emphasizes Sugar Reform
Candy & Snack Today
October 3, 2011

U.S.D.A. raises refined sugar import quota
FoodBusinessNews.net
By: Ron Sterk
October 3, 2011

NCA Highlights Washington Forum Efforts
Candy & Snack Today
September 30, 2011

US Sugar Policy: Not So Sweet for Consumers
Grocery Manufacturers Association
By: Geoff Moody
September 29, 2011

Sugar prices kept artificially high, say US bakers and confectioners on reform path
BakeryandSnacks.com
By: Lynda Searby
September 27, 2011

Sugar: It’s about time to end US collectivist policies
The Hill
By: Bill Brock
September 27, 2011

Lobbying Effort Doubles As Confectioners Take Sugar Message to Congress
Candy & Snack Today
September 23, 2011

Sweetener users battle sugar growers over reform
The Hagstrom Report
By: Jerry Hagstrom
September 23, 2011

SUGAR HIGH
POLITICO Influence
By: Dave Levinthal, Anna Palmer
September 23, 2011

Coalition For Sugar Reform Lobbies On Capitol Hill
Candy & Snack Today
September 20, 2011

National Confectioners, American Bakers converge on Capitol Hill
BakingBuyer.com
By: Josh Unrein
September 19, 2011

Coalition Calls For Sugar Reform
Food Product Design
September 19, 2011

Opinion: Reform of sugar program is long overdue
The Nashville Tennessean
By: Deborah K. Woolley
September 17, 2011

NCA: High sugar prices threaten jobs
NCA SmartBrief
September 15, 2011

NCA Asks USDA To Address Record Sugar Prices
Candy & Snack Today
September 12, 2011

The Corner Candy Store: A Lesson in What Ails Small Business
AllBusiness.com
By: Keith Girard
September 9, 2011

Sen. Richard Lugar Tours Indiana in Support of Sugar Reform Bill 
Food Navigator-USA
September 6, 2011

Senator Rallies Indiana For Sugar Policy Reform
Candy & Snack Today
September 1, 2011

Sugar Tax Sours Indiana Candy Company
NACS Online – National Association of Convenience Stores
September 1, 2011

Lugar’s Indiana tour visits Albanese Confectionery Group
NCA SmartBrief
September 1, 2011

Bakers see U.S.D.A. ‘gaming’ sugar program
BakingBusiness.com
By: Josh Sosland
August 31, 2011

Actions By USDA Confirm The Need To Reform The Current U.S. Sugar Program
Perishable News
By: American Bakers Association
August 31, 2011

Lugar wants people back to work
Northwest Indiana Times
By: Bob Kasarda
August 31, 2011

Lugar says U.S. sugar policy anything but sweet
WBEZ-FM
By: Michael Puente
August 31, 2011

Fight for sugar policy reform continues
Candy Industry
August 31, 2011

Sugar tax sours candy business
Indiana Economic Digest
By: Karen Caffarini
August 31, 2011

Bakers see U.S.D.A. ‘gaming’ sugar program
BakingBusiness.com
By: Josh Sosland
August 31, 2011

Lugar visits Hobart candy business as part of ‘sweet jobs’ tour
Northwest Indiana Times
By: Deborah Laverty
August 30, 2011

Sen. Lugar tours Indiana to rally support for sugar reform bill
Food Navigator-USA
By: Caroline Scott-Thomas
August 30, 2011

Sugar tax sours candy business
Post-Tribune
By: Karen Caffarini
August 30, 2011

Lugar: U.S. plays key role in global food chain
Post-Tribune
By: Amy Lavalley
August 30, 2011

Spangler Candy Co. ready to invest, may add up to 30 new jobs
The Crescent-News 
By: Lisa Nicely
August 29, 2011

Senator Lugar calls for sugar policy reform
BakingBuyer.com
By: John Unrein
August 29, 2011

Senator speaks at Times, BusINess breakfast
Northwest Indiana Times
By: Keith Benman
August 29, 2011

Senator Lugar to Address Sugar Supports
KTIC-AM 880 Rural Radio
August 29, 2011

Lugar’s ‘sweet tour’ bound for Hobart
Northwest Indiana Times
By: Deborah Laverty
August 29, 2011

Senator Richard Lugar Calls for Reform of Costly U.S. Sugar Policy During State-wide “Sweet Jobs” Tour
Professional Candy Buyer
August 29, 2011

Spangler Candy Co. ready to invest, may add up to 30 new jobs
The Crescent-News
By: Lisa Nicely
August 29, 2011

Fleischmann sweet on H.R. Sugar Act
Cleveland Daily Banner
By: David Davis
August 25, 2011

Lugar to visit Hobart candy factory as part of “sweet tour”
Northwest Indiana News
By: Deborah Laverty
August 24, 2011

USDA sets sugar marketing allotment for 2012
Food Navigator-USA
August 22, 2011

Coalition Launches Website
Nebraska Rural Radio Association
August 18, 2011

Sugar Reform group launches site
Candy Industry
August 17, 2011

Sugar is strong, but challenges remain
Agweek
By: Jerry Hagstrom
August 16, 2011

World demand may keep sugar prices high
Agweek
By: Jerry Hagstrom
August 16, 2011

Food Manufacturers, Consumer Advocates, Business Organizations Launch SugarReform.org To Build Online Support For Ending Outdated U.S. Sugar Policy
Vending Times
August 12, 2011

Website advocates for sugar reform
NCA SmartBrief
August 12, 2011

New Site Raises Awareness For Sugar Reform
Candy & Snack Today
August 12, 2011

Sweets for some, bitter pill for most
The Hill
By: Vincent H. Smith, Montana State University, and Michael Wohlgenant, North Carolina State University
August 10, 2011

Small Businesses Souring on Sugar Policy
The Wall Street Journal
By: Angus Loten
August 2, 2011

USDA allows extra specialty sugar imports to meet organic sugar demand
Food Navigator –USA
By: Caroline Scott-Thomas
August 2, 2011

U.S.D.A. sets 2011-12 sugar quota, allows early entry
Food Business News
By: Ron Sterk
August 1, 2011

US to import sugar sooner than expected
Agra-Net
August 1, 2011

U.S. Sugar-Import Quota Moved Up One Month to Ease Tight Supply
Bloomberg
By: Alan Bjerga
August 1, 2011

NCA chairman testifies at congressional hearing
NCA SmartBrief
August 1, 2011

NCA talks to lawmakers ahead of 2012 Farm Bill discussions
NCA SmartBrief
July 27, 2011

Goetze Testimony Highlights Export Challenges
Candy & Snack Today
July 28, 2011

Opinion: Time to reduce and reform federal farm spending
The Hill’s Congress Blog
By: Sen. Dick Lugar
July 28, 2011

Goetze Will Address House Committee
Candy & Snack Today
July 21, 2011

Food, Candy Companies Take Aim at Government Sugar Support
Dow Jones Newswires
By: Bill Tomson
July 13, 2011

Letters: Sugar Tariff
The Ledger
June 27, 2011

Sen. Lugar says sugar subsidies should be repealed during visit to S. Ind. candy shop
The Republic
June 26, 2011

Lugar visits Nashville candy store to speak out against sugar subsidies
The Herald-Times
By: Rebecca Troyer
June 26, 2011

Congressman, confectioners: Sugar pricing should be reformed
Candy Industry
June 23, 2011

USDA relaxes sugar import quotas
Capital Press
By: Dave Wilkins
June 23, 2011

USDA increases sugar quota (again) on supply pressure
Food Navigator-USA
By: Caroline Scott-Thomas
June 23, 2011

U.S. Increases Sugar Quota for Second Time
The Wall Street Journal
By: Leslie Josephs
June 23, 2011

USDA Raises Sugar Tariff-Rate Quota
Candy & Snack Today
June 22, 2011

Outdated Sugar Policy Hurts U.S. Consumers
Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen
June 21, 2011

All in the Family
Quality Assurance Magazine
By: Lisa Lupo
June 18, 2011

Dold Holds Jobs Roundtable with Local Businesses
Office of Robert Dold
June 13, 2011

Our View: Sweet and Sour
Lakeview News-Sun
June 10, 2011

Sugar Reform Gathers Strength
Candy & Snack Today
June 10, 2011

Q&A: The Impact of U.S. Sugar on the Food Industry
Food Manufacturing
By: Lindsey Coblentz
June 9, 2011

Jelly Belly Hosts Congressman for Sugar Address
Candy & Snack Today
June 9, 2011

Congressman to host sugar reform roundtable Thursday
CandyIndustry.com
June 8, 2011

Elk Grove baker raising cane about food legislation
The Daily Herald
By: Anna Marie Kukek
June 6, 2011

Editorial: Federal Sugar Subsidy: Too Sweet To Stomach
The Ledger
May 23, 2011

Snack Food Association Takes Concerns to Congress
PerishableNews.com
May 13, 2011

Pass trade agreements quickly to boost US exports, industry urges Congress
Food Navigator-USA
By: Caroline Scott-Thomas
May 9, 2011

Food, beverage manufacturers push for completion of trade deals
The Hill’s Finance and Economy Blog: On the Money
By: Vicki Needham
May 6, 2011

Higher Prices and Short Supplies
Cato @ Liberty
By: Daniel Griswold
May 3, 2011

Sugar Squeeze in U.S.
Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal
By: Leslie Josephs
May 2, 2011

Sugar Reform Will Save American Jobs
By: Congressman Joe Pitts
April 29, 2011

US Sugar Policy Reform Pitts Big Candy Corporations Against Growers
eWireInformer.com
By: Matt Durgala
April 23, 2011

Sugar producers, candy companies in dispute over foreign sugar
The Billings Gazette
By: Tom Lutey
April 23, 2011

Congressional Sugar Reform Caucus holds kickoff event
NCA Business News
April 22, 2011

NCA President Addresses Sugar Caucus
Candy & Snack Today
April 22, 2011

Sugar Reform Caucus Seeks to Implement Change Now
Competitive Enterprise Institute
By: Nicole Ciandella
April 21, 2011

Editorial: Sugar supports should be dissolved
Orange County Register
April 19, 2011

USDA hikes sugar import quotas
Capital Press
By: Dave Wilkins
April 15, 2011

Congress mulls sugar program reform bills
Capital Press
By: Dave Wilkins
April 13, 2011

Editorial: Close The Candy Store
Investor’s Business Daily
April 12, 2011

USDA increases sugar import quota
Food Navigator-USA
By: Caroline Scott-Thomas
April 12, 2011

US Government Increases FY2011 Sugar Quota
Dow Jones Newswires
By: Leslie Josephs
April 11, 2011

Mary Barley: Big Sugar and the Everglades
Gainesville Sun
April 8, 2011

Legislation introduced to reform sugar program
FoodBusinessNews.net
April 8, 2011

Sugar policy reform bills attract industry support
BakeryandSnacks.com
By: Caroline Scott-Thomas
April 8, 2011

Industry Backs Sugar Reform Legislation
Candy & Snack Today
April 7, 2011

Time to End Sweet Deal for Sugar Growers, ABA Supports Free Sugar Act
PerishableNews.com
By: American Bakers Association
April 6, 2011

Spoonful of Sugar Needed to Stomach U.S. Trade Policy
The Heritage Foundation: The Foundry Blog
By: Jane Abel
April 6, 2011

Every Tea Party Needs Sugar
The Heritage Foundation: The Foundry Blog
By: Leslie Grimard
April 5, 2011

Editorial: Trying to End a Sweet Deal
Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
April 5, 2011

The Great American Sugar Divide
Epoch Times Staff
By: Andrea Hayley
April 4, 2011

Lugar again sets sights on sugar subsidies
Evansville Courier & Press
By: Bill Straub
April 3, 2011

Proposed sugar bill could end national program
The Argus Observer
By: Larry Meyer
April 1, 2011

CCAGW Backs Sen. Lugar’s Sugar Bill
Bradenton.com
April 1, 2011

Sen. Lugar Wants to End America’s Sugar Cartel: “It’s A Job-killing, Market-Distorting Monstrosity”
Carpe Diem Blog
By: Mark J. Perry
April 1, 2011

Sen. Lugar once again pushes for sugar program reform
Agri-Pulse
March 31, 2011

Lugar sweetens sugar program repeal plan with cartoon
The Hagstrom Report
By: Jerry Hagstrom
March 31, 2011

Big Sugar’s Sweet Deal Leaves a Bitter Economic Aftertaste
Americans for Tax Reform
By: Kelsey Zahourek
March 31, 2011

Lugar bill fights hidden sugar tax
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
By: Brian Francisco
March 31, 2011

Lugar Targets Federal Sugar Racket
Cato @ Liberty
By: Tad DeHaven
March 30, 2011

Sen. Lugar’s Bill to Repeal U.S. Sugar Program to Benefit Consumers, Economy, Developing Countries
Competitive Enterprise Institute
By: Christine Hall
March 30, 2011

Lugar to Take On Sweetheart Sugar Deals
The Swine Line (Citizens Against Government Waste)
By: Luke Gelber
March 30, 2011

Stop the Sweet Deal for Sugar, Says Senator Lugar
OpenMarket.org
By: Fran Smith
March 30, 2011

Lugar sweetens sugar appeal with cupcakes, Peeps
The Hill
By: Christina Wilkie
March 30, 2011

Lugar wants sugar subsidies halted
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
By: Brian Francisco
March 30, 2011

DJ Senate Bill Seeks To Kill US Sugar-Support Program
Dow Jones Newswires
By: Bill Tomson
March 30, 2011

Sweet deal for Big Sugar is sour for consumers
The Washington Times
By: Sen. Dick Lugar
March 29, 2011

Richard Lugar takes on Big Sugar
Washington Examiner
By: Timothy P. Carney
March 22 2011

Lugar’s Sugar Fix
National Review
By: Robert Costa
March 21, 2011

Editorial: Break the sugar addiction
The Washington Post
January 30, 2011

Senators introduce SUGAR act
Baking Business
By: Eric Schroeder
January 27, 2011

Senate bill aims to reform US sugar policy
Food Navigator-USA
By: Caroline Scott-Thomas
January 27, 2011

SUGAR Act Would Phase Out U.S. Sugar Program
Open Market
By: Fran Smith
January 27, 2011

Sugar Policy: Sweet Deal for Producers, Sour for Consumers
American Enterprise Institute Blog
By: Mark J. Perry
January 24, 2011