sugar

Brazil Ethanol Tariff; USDA Opens U.S. to Sugar Imports
**Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen says if Brazil imposes tariffs on U.S. ethanol, it would have a chilling impact and prices here would likely go down as the U.S. scrambles to find new markets.
He tells Brownfield the proposed 17 percent tariff on all imported ethanol would ultimate…
U.S.-Mexico Sugar Talks; Perdue in Canada
* The U.S. and Mexico announced a preliminary agreement on a new system to regulate the flow of Mexican sugar into the U.S., but the U.S. sugar refiners and farmers are not supporting the deal.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says the Mexican side agreed to nearly every request made by the U...
Lawmakers Worry About Sugar Prices; Renegotiate NAFTA Now
**A growing concern among U.S. lawmakers and food manufacturers that they’ll see the price of sugar go up if the sugar refining industry gets what it’s demanding from Mexico.
A group of 51 House members has signed onto a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross not to go through with some proposals l…
U.S. Mexico Sugar Dispute; Trump Paris Accord Promise
**The U.S. seems to have the upper hand in the sugar dispute with Mexico because, according to industry officials, its refiners would be happy to get their needed imports from elsewhere.
The U.S. is demanding Mexico agree to a new suspension agreement that limits the amount of Mexican sugar exports i…
Food Stamp Requirements; Sugar & Obesity
** A new battle is brewing in Congress over ways to push unemployed, work-capable food stamp recipients into jobs.
Senate Ag Chairman Pat Roberts, of Kansas, assured hundreds of anti-hunger activists Tuesday that he would oppose any attempt to give states control of the Supplemental Nutrition Assista…
How Do You Eat a Grapefruit?
I can't be the only person who cuts a grapefruit in half and sprinkles either salt or sugar on the top layer of each half.
First I take take a knife and cut the grapefruit in half. Then I cut the edges to loosen up the segments — that also allows a little juice to float on top...