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Sugar Program Proposals for the 2012 Farm Bill [May 25, 2012]   [open pdf - 199KB]

"The U.S. sugar program is up for renewal this year as Congress considers the future of all farm commodity programs in the context of the omnibus 2012 farm bill. As now structured, the sugar program provides a price guarantee to producers of sugar beets and sugarcane and to the processors of both crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) further is directed to administer the program at no budgetary cost to the federal government by limiting the amount of sugar supplied for food use in the U.S. market. To achieve both objectives, USDA has four available tools--authorized by the 2008 farm bill (Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008; P.L. 110-246, Subtitle D of Title I) and chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States--to keep domestic market prices above guaranteed levels."

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CRS Report for Congress, R42551
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2012-05-25
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