Senate Passes 2007 Farm Bill
WASHINGTON-The American Sugar Alliance released the following statement on Dec. 14, 2007 in response to the Senate overwhelmingly passing the 2007 Farm Bill by a margin of 79 to 14.
"America's sugar producers applaud the Senate for maintaining a strong sugar policy in the 2007 Farm Bill passed today. Like the House, the Senate built upon the tremendous success of the current program by strengthening it for the 21st century.
"But farmers aren't the only winners with the sugar policy in this bill. It bolsters the country's food security and provides consumers with a reliable and safe supply of sugar at an affordable price.
"America's farmers now turn their attention to encouraging the House and Senate to reconcile their Farm Bills quickly and to urging the President to sign the new Farm Bill into law as soon as possible."
The American Sugar Alliance is the national coalition of growers, processors, and refiners of sugarbeets and sugarcane, accounting for 146,000 American jobs in 19 states.
For more information about U.S. sugar policy, visit www.sugaralliance.org