AMERICAN consumers continue to pay high prices for sugar products despite the fact that prices of sugar beet have hit devastatingly low levels at the farm gate, according to the President of the American Sugarbeet Association, Ray Van Driessche. He has told Members of the US House of Representatives Agriculture Committee, during its deliberation on the 2002 Farm Bill, that farmers are continuing to lose income as prices for sugar fall. But the big commercial sugar users are continuing to raise their prices on products containing sugar.

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