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Another New Face in D.C.

Paul Farmer, the CEO of CSC Sugar and Sugaright, has been appointed to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Sweeteners and Sweetener Products.

Farmer’s appointment was announced last week by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. His term runs through 2025.

Mr. Farmer is a familiar face in the sugar industry, a frequent speaker at the International Sweetener Colloquium and a strong advocate for trade policies that promote fair competition in the United States. As a leading supplier of liquid sugar to the US food industry, he will work to ensure that US trade policies provide for an adequate and stable supply of fairly priced imported sugar to US refineries so US food manufacturers can remain competitive in the global market and so there is no supply disruption when US crops of beet or cane sugar cannot fill demand.

Mr. Farmer said. “I am honored to serve my country in this capacity. I look forward to using my 40 years in the industry to help shape policies that promote fairness and market stability for all stakeholders in the sweetener industry.”

Established in 1974, the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee is comprised of senior representatives from across the U.S. agricultural community who provide advice to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on trade policy matters including the operation of existing trade agreements and the negotiation of new agreements.

Members of the six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs) provide technical advice and guidance from the perspective of their specific product sectors.


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