Over 75 agricultural and business organizations issued a statement backing Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., to call for a more market-oriented approach to sugar policy. Durbin wants sugar policy reform written into the next farm bill.
The statement was signed by a range of agriculture, government and business interests, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, the International Dairy Foods Association, the National Grocers Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, Kraft Foods and Coca-Cola.
One of the main issues of contention around sugar policy is the effect government intervention has had on international trade deals.
According to IDFA senior vice president Clay Hough, debate in Congress over a
IDFA also has a special interest in sugar policy because the dairy industry uses 12% of the cane and beet sugar used for industrial food processing in the