Press Releases and Statements

Coalition Welcomes Congressional Opposition to Possible Suspension Agreement in Mexican Sugar Case
August 6, 2014

Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Group of Senators for Opposing Suspension Agreement in Mexican Sugar Case
July 29, 2014

Broad-Based Coalition to Commerce, USTR and USDA: Managed Trade Agreement ‘Inappropriate’ in Mexican Sugar Case
July 15, 2014

Policy Experts Discuss the Protectionist U.S. Sugar Program’s Cost to American Consumers
June 17, 2014

New CBO Baseline Forecasts U.S. Sugar Program Will Cost Taxpayers Upwards of $600 Million Over Next 10 Years
April 28, 2014

Statement on Sugar-Related Aspects of House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the President’s Trade Agenda
April 4, 2014

Farm Bill Conference Report Leaves Congress with Unfinished Business on Sugar Subsidies
January 28, 2014

Taxpayers Receive an Additional $53.3 Million Bill Thanks to the ‘No Net Cost’ Sugar Program
September 30, 2013

Failed U.S. Sugar Program Saddles American Taxpayers With an Additional $34.6 Million Bill Today
September 5, 2013

USDA’s $3.6 Million Sugar Purchasing Plan Is Yet Another Signal of Need for Sugar Reform This Year
August 30, 2013

Statement on Feedstock Flexibility Program Rule
July 26, 2013

Coalition Condemns House Approval of Farm Bill Making Sugar Subsidies Permanent, Calls for Presidential Veto
July 11, 2013

Coalition Applauds Colorado Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 10, 2013

Coalition Applauds Oklahoma Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 10, 2013

Coalition Applauds Nebraska Congressional Leader Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 10, 2013

Coalition Applauds Kansas Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 10, 2013

Coalition Applauds Kentucky Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 10, 2013

Coalition Applauds Indiana Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 10, 2013

Coalition Applauds Nevada Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 10, 2013

Coalition Applauds New Jersey Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 10, 2013

Coalition Applauds Virginia Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 10, 2013

Coalition Applauds Oregon Congressional Leader Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 9, 2013

Coalition Applauds Tennessee Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 9, 2013

Coalition Applauds Utah Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 9, 2013

Coalition Applauds Wisconsin Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 9, 2013

Coalition Applauds Ohio Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 9, 2013

Coalition Applauds Minnesota Congressional Leader Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 9, 2013

Coalition Applauds Maryland Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 9, 2013

Coalition Applauds Massachusetts Congressional Leader Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 9, 2013

Coalition Applauds Washington Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 9, 2013

Coalition Applauds Connecticut Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 9, 2013

Coalition Applauds Illinois Congressional Leaders Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers with Vote to Reform Outdated Sugar Subsidy Program
July 8, 2013

Coalition Disappointed with Close Vote on Sugar Reform Amendment, Applauds 206 Members Who Stood Up for American Jobs, Consumers & Taxpayers
June 20, 2013

USDA’s $38 Million Sugar Surplus Purchasing Plan Underscores Dire Need for Reform of Federal Sugar Program in 2013 Farm Bill
June 18, 2013

Members of Nevada Congressional Delegation Support Reform of Costly U.S. Sugar Program
June 17, 2013

Members of Illinois Congressional Delegation Support Reform of  Costly U.S. Sugar Program
June 17, 2013

Members of Virginia Congressional Delegation Support Reform of Costly U.S. Sugar Program
June 11, 2013

New Report Details Negative Economic Impact of Current Sugar Program on American Consumers, Jobs and Growth
June 3, 2013

Senate Misses Opportunity to Stand Up for American Consumers and Businesses by Narrowly Defeating Sugar Reform Amendment
May 22, 2013

Bipartisan Sugar Program Reform Amendment Should Be Adopted
May 21, 2013

Rep. Goodlatte Applauded for Effort to Reform Sugar Program in House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill
May 16, 2013

Another Missed Opportunity to Reform Costly Federal Sugar Program
May 14, 2013

Sugar Lobby Puts Itself At Odds with America’s Small Businesses, Consumers
May 13, 2013

Members of Indiana Congressional Delegation Support Reform of Costly U.S. Sugar Program
May 10, 2013

Members of Tennessee Congressional Delegation Support Reform of Costly U.S. Sugar Program
May 7, 2013

Members of New Jersey Congressional Delegation Support Reform of Costly U.S. Sugar Program
April 16, 2013

Congressman Collins Hears from Local Small Business Leader About Need to Reform Costly Sugar Program
April 3, 2013

Sen. Toomey and Rep. Pitts Discuss Impact of Costly Sugar Program During Visit to Local Pepperidge Farm Facility
April 2, 2013

Members of Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation Support Reform of Costly U.S. Sugar Program
April 2, 2013

Members of New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Support Reform of Costly U.S. Sugar Program
March 27, 2013

Coalition Welcomes Bipartisan Push for Sugar Reform in Budget Resolution Debate
March 22, 2013

Members of Ohio Congressional Delegation Support Reform of Costly U.S. Sugar Program
March 21, 2013

Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Efforts to Press for Sugar Reform in CR
March 15, 2013

Broad-Based Coalition Welcomes House and Senate Introduction of Sugar Reform Bills, Urges Congress to Pass Legislation This Year
February 14, 2013

Coalition Renews Its Push for Sugar Reform, Urges Congress to Take Action This Year
January 17, 2013

Coalition Unwraps New Campaign for Sugar Reform as Lame Duck Begins
November 13, 2012

U.S. Sugar Program Is a Ghost from Halloweens Past that Must Be Reformed
October 31, 2012

Illinois Business Leaders Urge Rep. Roskam to Support Sugar Reform in the 2012 Farm Bill
October 26, 2012

America’s Candy Makers Call for Sugar Reform on Capitol Hill
September 20, 2012

Salt Lake City Companies Call on Congress to Reform the Costly U.S. Sugar Program in the 2012 Farm Bill
August 13, 2012

Coalition Says Soaring World Sugar Prices Signal Need for U.S. Sugar Reform
August 9, 2012

Medina, OH, Company Calls on Congress to Reform the Costly U.S. Sugar Program in the 2012 Farm Bill
July 24, 2012

Bryan, OH, Company Calls on Congress to Reform the Costly U.S. Sugar Program in the 2012 Farm Bill
July 20, 2012

Chicago, IL, Company Calls on Congress to Reform the Costly U.S. Sugar Program in the 2012 Farm Bill
July 19, 2012

Coalition ‘Deeply Disappointed’ in House Ag Committee Vote; Commends Rep. Scott DesJarlais for Supporting Sugar Reform
July 12, 2012

Coalition ‘Deeply Disappointed’ in House Ag Committee Vote; Commends Rep. Marcia Fudge for Supporting Sugar Reform
July 12, 2012

Coalition ‘Deeply Disappointed’ in House Ag Committee Vote; Commends Rep. Bob Goodlatte for His Leadership on Sugar Reform
July 12, 2012

Coalition ‘Deeply Disappointed’ in House Ag Committee Vote; Commends Rep. Tim Huelskamp for Supporting Sugar Reform
July 12, 2012

Coalition ‘Deeply Disappointed’ in House Ag Committee Vote; Commends Rep. Tim Johnson for Supporting Sugar Reform
July 12, 2012

Coalition ‘Deeply Disappointed’ in House Ag Committee Vote; Commends Rep. Randy Neugebauer for Supporting Sugar Reform
July 12, 2012

Coalition ‘Deeply Disappointed’ in House Ag Committee Vote; Commends Rep. Reid Ribble for Supporting Sugar Reform
July 12, 2012

Coalition ‘Deeply Disappointed’ in House Ag Committee Vote; Commends Rep. David Scott for Supporting Sugar Reform
July 12, 2012

Coalition ‘Deeply Disappointed’ in House Ag Committee Vote; Commends Rep. Marlin Stutzman for Supporting Sugar Reform
July 12, 2012

Coalition ‘Deeply Disappointed’ in House Ag Committee Vote; Commends Rep. Glenn Thompson for Supporting Sugar Reform
July 12, 2012

House Agriculture Committee Chooses Unnecessarily Costly Status Quo Over the American Consumer and U.S. Job Creation
July 11, 2012

Lincolnshire, IL, Company Calls on Congress to Reform the Costly U.S. Sugar Program in the 2012 Farm Bill
July 10, 2012

South Bend, IN, Company Calls on Congress to Reform the Costly U.S. Sugar Program in the 2012 Farm Bill
July 10, 2012

Broad-Based Coalition of National and Regional Organizations Urge House
Agriculture Committee Members to Support Goodlatte Sugar Reform Amendment

July 3, 2012

Tacoma, WA Company Calls on Congress to Reform the Costly U.S. Sugar Program in the 2012 Farm Bill
June 28, 2012

Lufkin, TX Company Calls on Congress to Reform the Costly U.S. Sugar Program in the 2012 Farm Bill
June 26, 2012

Coalition Disappointed with Close Senate Vote Rejecting Modest Reforms to Costly U.S. Sugar Program, Urges House to Have the Courage to Change Course
June 20, 2012

Coalition Urges Senators to Vote Today for Amendment #2433 to Reform U.S. Sugar Program
June 19, 2012

Hayward, CA Company Calls on Congress to Reform the Costly U.S. Sugar Program in the 2012 Farm Bill
June 15, 2012

Coalition for Sugar Reform Expresses Disappointment with Senate’s Tabling of Sugar Reform Amendment
June 13, 2012

Allendale, NJ Company Calls on Congress to Reform the Costly U.S. Sugar Program in the 2012 Farm Bill
June 12, 2012

Leading U.S. Business, Consumer and Tax Reform Groups Urge Senators to Support Bipartisan Sugar Reform Amendment to 2012 Farm Bill
June 7, 2012

Los Angeles Candy Company Calls on Congress to Reform the Costly U.S. Sugar Program in the 2012 Farm Bill
May 31, 2012

2012 Farm Bill Continues to Move Forward with No Debate on Costly Sugar Program
May 17, 2012

Major U.S. Business and Good Government Groups Call on USTR to End Protectionist Treatment of Sugar in Trade Negotiations
April 30, 2012

Costly Sugar Policy Receives Rubber Stamp Approval by Senate Agriculture Committee
April 26, 2012

Liberals and Conservatives Agree on Need to Reform Sugar Policy
April 20, 2012

Arizona’s Sen. McCain and Rep. Flake Applauded for Efforts to Reduce Consumer Food Prices and Cut Government Waste
April 19, 2012

‘The U.S. Sugar Program: Bad for Consumers, Bad for Agriculture, and Bad for America,’ Says Heritage Foundation
April 18, 2012

Members of California’s Congressional Delegation Applauded for Efforts to Reduce Consumer Food Prices and Cut Government Waste
April 12, 2012

Members of New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation Applauded for Efforts to Reduce Consumer Food Prices and Cut Government Waste
April 5, 2012

Members of Ohio’s Congressional Delegation Applauded for Efforts to Reduce Consumer Food Prices and Cut Government Waste
April 5, 2012

Members of Pennsylvania’s Congressional Delegation Applauded for Efforts to Reduce Consumer Food Prices and Cut Government Waste
April 4, 2012

Members of Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation Applauded for Efforts to Reduce Consumer Food Prices and Cut Government Waste
March 29, 2012

Members of Illinois’ Congressional Delegation Applauded for Efforts to Reduce Consumer Food Prices and Cut Government Waste
March 22, 2012

Members of Indiana’s Congressional Delegation Applauded for Efforts to Reduce Consumer Food Prices and Cut Government Waste
March 22, 2012

New Hampshire’s Sen. Shaheen and Rep. Bass Applauded for Efforts to Reduce Consumer Food Prices and Cut Government Waste
March 14, 2012

Coalition Urges Congress to Reform U.S. Sugar Program to Support Job Creation, Generate Savings for Consumers and Businesses
March 13, 2012

Testimony for the Record from the Coalition for Sugar Reform Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s Hearing on “Risk Management & Commodities in the 2012 Farm Bill”
March 13, 2012

Statement of Mary Barley, Founder The Everglades Trust and Hero of the Planet (Time Magazine), on Big Sugar’s Negative Impact in Florida Everglades
November 28, 2011

Statement from the Coalition for Sugar Reform on Farm Bill Proposal
November 18, 2011

New Study Shows Reform of Current U.S. Sugar Policy Would Help Consumers, Jobs
November 17, 2011

High Sugar Prices Claim Another Manufacturing Victim as Judson-Atkinson Candies Suspends Production
November 2, 2011

Record-High Sugar Prices Contribute to Food Inflation Rate Increase
October 26, 2011

Congressmen Joe Pitts and Danny Davis Unveil the Real Scary Story for Consumers and Small Businesses this Halloween Season
October 19, 2011

The Frighteningly High Cost of Sugar: Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Mark Kirk Warn Consumers Not to be Tricked this Halloween Season 
October 19, 2011

Senator Richard Lugar Calls for Reform of Costly U.S. Sugar Policy During State‐wide “Sweet Jobs” Tour
August 30, 2011

Congressman Robert Dold Visits Jelly Belly to Address Local Small Businesses about the High Cost of Sugar
June 9, 2011

Senator Richard Lugar Kicks off State-wide “Sweet Jobs” Tour at South Bend Chocolate Company
May 20, 2011

The Coalition for Sugar Reform Commends Congressmen Robert Dold, Earl Blumenauer, and Jim Moran for Supporting Reform of the U.S. Sugar Program
May 19, 2011

The Coalition for Sugar Reform Applauds U.S. Reps. Pitts and Davis for Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation: “The Free Market Sugar Act”
April 6, 2011

The Coalition for Sugar Reform Commends Senator Lugar for his Fight to Reform the Sugar Program
March 30, 2011

The Sugar Policy Alliance Applauds Senate Leaders for Introducing Legislation to Reform the Sugar Program
January 27, 2011