Sugar Policy Alliance Urges Increased Imports

The Sugar Policy Alliance is urging Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to increase sugar import quotas for the current fiscal year and the upcoming year to avoid shortages.

WASHINGTON — The Sugar Policy Alliance here is urging Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to increase sugar import quotas for the current fiscal year and the upcoming year to avoid shortages.

In a letter signed by ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Kraft Foods, Nestlé USA, Unilever U.S. and others, the alliance points to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates that show U.S. sugar reserves have less than two weeks’ worth of supply on hand

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