Overall Allotment Quantity

Loan Rates for Refined Beet Sugar The refined beet sugar processing regions and applicable 2017-crop (fiscal year 2018) loan rates in cents per pound of refined beet sugar are: Michigan and Ohio – 25.12 Minnesota and the eastern half of North Dakota – 23.70 Northeastern quarter of Colorado, Nebraska and the southeastern quarter of Wyoming – 24.08 Montana, northwestern quarter of Wyoming and the western half of North Dakota – 23.70 Idaho, Oregon and Washington – 24.17 California – 25.33

Loan Rates for Raw Cane Sugar
The 2017-crop (fiscal year 2018) raw cane sugar loan rates in cents per pound of cane sugar, raw value are: Florida – 18.32 Hawaii – 17.80 (18.75 cents per pound if stored on the mainland) Louisiana – 19.47 Texas – 18.86 Sugar beet and sugarcane processors who receive CCC loans in fiscal year 2018 are required to make minimum grower payments for all sugar beets and sugarcane received from growers. Processors failing to meet the required minimum grower payment will be ineligible for loans. Sugar beet grower minimum payments are the amount specified in the grower/processor contract. Sugarcane processors must, at minimum, pay growers for their share of production from molasses and sugar per ton of cane as specified here. State minimum payments are: Florida – $28.43 per net ton Hawaii – $23.00 per net ton Louisiana – $28.84 per gross ton Texas – $22.77 per gross ton CCC has not modified the fiscal year 2018 raw sugar loan schedule of premiums and discounts because the raw cane sugar loan rate has not changed. These schedules can be found in the Farm Service Agency (FSA) handbook 10-SU, which is available at www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/10-su_r04_a26.pdf, or in FSA’s state and county offices.
Initial Fiscal Year 2018 Sugar Allotment and Marketing Allocations
CCC is announcing the initial fiscal year 2018 overall sugar marketing allotment, which is established at 10,644,550 short tons, raw value. The overall sugar marketing allotment is equal to 85 percent of the estimated quantity of sugar for domestic human consumption for the crop year of 12,523,000 short tons, raw value as forecast in the September 2017 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. Statute requires that a fixed portion of the overall sugar marketing allotment be assigned to the beet sector and the cane sector. CCC distributed the fiscal year 2018 beet sugar allotment of 5,785,313 short tons, raw value (54.35 percent of the overall sugar marketing allotment) among the sugar beet processors and the cane sugar allotment of 4,859,237 short tons, raw value (45.65 percent of the overall sugar marketing allotment) among the sugarcane States and processors. The Farm Bill requires that 325,000 short tons, raw value of the cane sector allotment be assigned to “offshore” States, meaning Puerto Rico and Hawaii. When the last Puerto Rican cane processor permanently terminated operations in 2004, CCC reassigned the Puerto Rico allocation of 6,356 short tons, raw value to Hawaii. Since the lone Hawaiian processor, Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company (HC&S), shut down its operations in January 2017, CCC temporarily reassigned the combined Puerto Rican and Hawaiian unused allotments (325,000 short tons, raw value) to the “mainland” sugarcane-producing States of Florida, Louisiana and Texas. CCC, at this time, has not determined that HC&S permanently terminated its operations. CCC determined that farm-level proportionate shares are not necessary in Louisiana in fiscal year 2018, the only State eligible for proportionate shares, because the cane sugar sector is not expected to fill its allotment. USDA will closely monitor stocks, consumption, imports and all sugar market and program variables on an ongoing basis. USDA will continue to administer the sugar program as transparently as possible using the latest available data, and make adjustments as necessary to ensure adequate supplies of both raw and refined sugar in the domestic market. The initial fiscal year 2018 sugar marketing State allotments and processor allocations are listed in the table below:
Distribution Initial FY18 Allocations (short tons, raw value)
Beet Sugar 5,785,313
Cane Sugar 4,859,237
TOTAL OAQ 10,644,550
Amalgamated Sugar Co. 1,238,680
American-Crystal Sugar Co. 2,127,773
Michigan Sugar Co. 597,481
Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op. 401,784
So. Minn Beet Sugar Co-op. 780,833
Western Sugar Co. 590,321
Wyoming Sugar Company, LLC 1/ 48,441
Florida 2,611,729
Louisiana 2,020,466
Texas 227,042
Hawaii 0
Florida Crystals 1,075,317
Growers Co-op. of FL 469,812
U.S. Sugar Corp. 1,066,600
TOTAL 2,611,729
Louisiana Sugar Cane Products, Inc. 1,402,671
M.A. Patout & Sons 617,795
TOTAL 2,020,466
Rio Grande Valley 227,042
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company 2/ 0
1/ Name changed on 10/8/2015
2/ Temporary reassignment of allotment to mainland sugarcane-producing States because CCC, at this time, has not determined that HC&S permanently terminated its operations.