Latest Sugar manufacturing News

Judge rejects Justice Dept.'s bid to stop sugar merger

Sep. 23, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected the Justice Department's bid to block a major U.S. sugar manufacturer from acquiring its rival, clearing the way for the acquisition to proceed. The ruling, handed down Friday by a federal judge in Wilmington, Delaware, comes months...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 17, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 16, 2022. Editorial: Board of Ed must make vague ‘parental rights’ law clear With Florida having opened the school year facing an unprecedented teacher shortage, the Board of Education meets today for the purpose of driving...

Billions pour into bioplastics as markets begin ramping up

Aug. 09, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a world increasingly troubled by the persistent harm that plastic — manufactured in petrochemical plants — has had on the environment, companies are investing billions of dollars to ramp up production of plastics made from natural, renewable materials that can be safely...

California aims to make its own insulin brand to lower price

Jul. 29, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A vial of insulin cost $25 in 1995, back when Chris Noble was 5 years old and just learning how to manage his Type 1 diabetes with the help of his parents and his doctors. Nearly three decades later, Noble says that same vial of insulin costs more than...

American Crystal Sugar workers reject 17% raise over 4 years

Jul. 28, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Workers at the largest sugar beet processor in the U.S. have rejected a contract offer that includes a 17% pay increase over four years. Union president John Riskey said the offer from American Crystal Sugar was recently rejected by an overwhelming margin,...

Turning up heat, US targets Nicaraguan sugar imports

Jul. 21, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration dropped Nicaragua from a list of countries that can ship sugar to the United State at low import tax rates as the U.S. intensifies economic pressure on the authoritarian government of president Daniel Ortega. The U.S. hands out sugar...