Why Reform?

Did you know the U.S. sugar program:

  • Costs American consumers, small businesses and food manufacturers billions of dollars each year?
  • Is responsible for the loss of thousands of American jobs?
  • Represents a complex scheme of tight controls on sugar supplies, all orchestrated by the federal government?

Reform of the current U.S. sugar program is needed to put an end to tight sugar supplies, high sugar prices, plant closures, job losses, and unnecessary and wasteful government intrusion on domestic sugar production. In this section, you will learn about:

History of the U.S. Sugar Program

Government Intrusion in Sugar Policy

Costs of the Sugar Program

What the Experts are Saying