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USDA official contends that current sugar trade dispute with Mexico is more uncertain than weather [Registered]

A top US Department of Agriculture (USDA) official acknowledged US sugar industry’s onslaught on imports of sugar from Mexico and the case to Department of Commerce to impose countervailing duties on Mexican sugar. Speaking at the American Sugar Alliance’s (ASA) Sweetener Symposium in Stowe, Vermont on 4th August, the Honourable USDA Under Secretary Michael Scuse, hoped that the two sides could reach a mutual solution that would stem any potential market disruption, but was equally forthright on the impact of the case on the US sugar program. “The greatest area of uncertainty this year is not the weather, it is…

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