Entries by Philippa Levenberg

Bill’s ‘modest reform’ imperils sugar farmers

If you’ve been paying attention to the Farm Bill debate in Washington, you might have noticed some lawmakers are pushing an amendment they say is a “modest reform” of the nation’s sugar policy. We’ve since renamed the proposal the “Sugar Farmer Bankruptcy Bill” because it effectively cuts us out of the Farm Bill.

Michigan Sugarbeet Farmers Look for Relief from Low Prices

Today, Michigan Sugar pumps hundreds of millions of dollars into the local economy each year. Sugar is a seasonal product with busy periods during summer and the fall baking seasons. But retailers and food-makers don’t take delivery of an entire season’s worth of sugar all at once. They expect the sugar producing industry to warehouse the product until its needed.