Costs of the Sugar Program

Cost to Manufacturers
A number of economic studies have been commissioned to evaluate the real costs of the current U.S. sugar program, which is directly responsible for the loss of thousands of U.S. food manufacturing jobs.

Cost to Taxpayers
No other current U.S. farm program imposes government controls on how much of a commodity can legally be sold.

Cost to Consumers
The experts agreeā€”the costs to the American people of the U.S. sugar program are far too high.

Cost to the Environment
Sugar production has repeatedly been identified as a contributor to pollution and ecosystem damage, and the State of Florida has attempted to buy large tracts of land and take them out of sugar production.