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Conaway, Peterson Praise U.S. Sugar Deal

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) made the below remarks following an announcement that an agreement was reached between the U.S. sugar industry and the Department of Commerce to bring Mexican sugar into compliance with U.S. trade laws: “I am very pleased that the Department of Commerce was able to negotiate an …

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U.S. Grains Council Statement On Announcement Of New Sugar Suspension Agreement

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A statement from U.S. Grains Council (USGC) President and CEO Tom Sleight: “We are pleased to hear that U.S. and Mexican negotiators have reached a new sugar suspension agreement. This milestone is an important one as we work to maintain our existing, robust trade of U.S. grains and related products while awaiting the beginning of NAFTA modernization negotiations. “Mexico is …

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Perdue Statement on Sugar Agreement with Mexico

Dan Industry News Release, Sugar

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued a statement regarding a new agreement between the United States and Mexico regarding the importation of Mexican sugar.  The U.S. Department of Commerce has been reviewing a 2014 agreement with the government of Mexico and the Mexican sugar refiners that suspended anti-dumping and countervailing duties on the import of Mexican sugar into …

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No Actions Under Feedstock Flexibility Program

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation announced that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program in fiscal year 2017. Federal law allows sugar processors to obtain loans from USDA with maturities of up to nine months when the sugarcane or sugar beet harvest begins. Upon loan maturity, the sugar processor …

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Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook

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Slower Pace of Sugarbeet Harvest Results in Lower 2015/16 Sugar Production and Raised 2016/17 Production U.S. sugar production is projected to be 9.427 million short tons, raw value (STRV), a 155,000-STRV increase from the August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), as raised sugarbeet production prospects outweigh reductions in sugarcane production. Total import projections are increased by 27,000 STRV …

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No Actions Under Feedstock Flexibility Program

Dan Industry News Release, Sugar 2 Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation announced that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for fiscal year 2017. Federal law allows sugar processors to obtain loans from USDA with maturities of up to nine months when the sugarcane or sugar beet harvest begins. Upon loan maturity, the sugar processor …

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HFCS Prices Near Records as Usage Nears Lows

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Sugar 17 Comments

The four major U.S. corn syrup makers are raising prices at a time of slowing demand. Corn sweetener manufacturers like Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill sent letters to customers earlier this month that were obtained by Reuters, and seek to lock in prices for 2017. High-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, is trading at the highest in U.S. Department of Agriculture …

USDA Increases Sugar Quantity, Access

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an increase to the fiscal year 2016 Overall Allotment Quantity (OAQ) for domestic sugar, reassigned some of the projected surplus sugar marketing allotments among processors, and reassigned part of the surplus cane sugar marketing allotment to raw cane sugar imports. USDA recognizes that America’s beet sugar producers have made significant investments in a …

Farm Bureau Delegates Chart a Course for 2016

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Delegates from all 50 states and Puerto Rico today elected new leaders and approved policies that will help determine the future of agriculture, during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 97th Annual Convention. Renewable fuels, governmental reform, farm policy, risk management and international trade were among the most important matters slated for action over the next 12 months.

Georgia Farmer Elected American Farm Bureau President

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Today, during the annual American Farm Bureau Convention in Orlando, Florida, delegates elected Georgia farmer Zippy Duvall to lead the organization as President. Duvall, who has been serving as Georgia’s Farm Bureau state president, will take over the top post from Bob Stallman, who has retired after 16 years. Duvall will serve a two-year term with the organization. Duvall beat …

Governor Brown’s Budget Invests in Climate Smart Agriculture

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Governor Brown’s proposed budget for 2016-2017 would provide a total of $485 million to CDFA for its mission to promote and protect agriculture, including appropriations for invasive species programs, food safety and security programs, drought analysis and response, a new program to address antibiotic use in livestock, a new licensing program for medical cannabis, and greater investment in a vitally …

Farmer Drone Rules

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Waiting for lift-off. Cathy Isom explains some of the new rules keeping the latest technology for the farm on the ground. Farmers interested in using unmanned aircraft systems, also known as UAS, or drones, will have to wait a little longer despite the Federal Aviation Administration recent announcement of web-based aircraft registration for drone technology.

California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Discuss Climate Change

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California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Discuss Climate Change Issues at January 5th Meeting The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss climate change issues at its upcoming meeting on January 5th in Sacramento. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N Street …

FDA Requests Comments on Use of the Term “Natural” on Food Labeling

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Comment Period on Use of the Term “Natural” on Food Labeling Extended Until May 10, 2016 In direct response to requests from the public, the FDA has extended the comment period for the Use of the Term “Natural” on Food Labeling. The comment period will now end on May 10, 2016. Due to the complexity of this issue, the FDA …

USDA Shares 2015 Results

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USDA Shares 2015 Results: Building a Stronger Rural America through Partnership, Progress and Promise This year, millions of rural businesses and families were positively impacted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investments in their communities. Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released a list of USDA’s top achievements in 2015, demonstrating USDA’s efforts to help farmers and ranchers bring their products to …