H.R.693: Sugar Reform Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about agriculture and food
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Sponsor Joe Pitts, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 91 (34 Democrats, 57 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action March 1, 2013
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Bill Summary

Sugar Reform Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 to make loans available to processors of domestically grown sugarcane (18 cents per pound) and sugar beet processors through FY2017.

Amends the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to make specified sugarcane and sugar beet quantity estimates through crop year 2017.

Requires that sugar allotments be appropriate to maintain adequate supplies at reasonable prices, taking into account all domestic supply sources, including imports.

Authorizes the Secretary to suspend or modify marketing allotments, taking into account: (1) the interests of consumers, food industry workers, businesses, and agricultural producers; and (2) the competitiveness of domestically produced and imported foods containing sugar.

Revises sugar tariff-rate quota adjustment provisions to direct the Secretary to: (1) adjust tariff-rates to provide ad...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.