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Why Sugar Policy Matters to Dairy Processors

Much like dairy, sugar is a commodity that is of great importance to the American consumer. Products such as ice cream and flavored milk utilize a significant amount of sugar. About 200 of IDFA's company members are involved in the production of ice cream and flavored milk. The current United States Sugar Policy contains two problematic tools:  import quotas and marketing allotments. These, among environmental factors have greatly impacted the domestic sugar supply levels skyrocketing prices to record levels. This makes the procurement and use of sugar expensive for the processors, and in turn, the consumer. 

IDFA continues working to remedy this problem by advocating a sugar policy that will ensure adequate and affordable supplies of quality imported or domestic sugar. One of the ways IDFA does this is by being an active member of the Coalition for Sugar Reform, a group which aims to educate members of congress on the negative effects of the U.S. Sugar Policy. 

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