The Farm Bill, which establishes domestic sugar policy, and the administration of the policy are the key areas of focus for ASGA.
This policy determines how growers and processors will do business in the marketplace, and whether or not they will do it profitably and efficiently. Sugar is unique in its position within general agricultural policy, because growers receive no payments or subsidies from the government. USDA is required to operate the provisions of the policy at no cost to the U.S. Treasury. Instead of government payments, growers and processors get their income from selling their sugar in the U.S. market. ASGA works to educate members of Congress and the Administration to assure that an efficient sugar policy is maintained.