Domestic Sugar Program-FY 2010 and FY 2011 Cane Sugar and Beet Sugar Marketing Allotments and Company Allocations, 60715-60718 [2010-24663]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 190 / Friday, October 1, 2010 / Notices form must have the awardee’s original signature. 8. Form AD–1049, ‘‘Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Grants) Alternative I— For Grantees Other Than Individuals.’’ The awardee keeps this document for their records. Additionally, awardees must also complete the following forms and paperwork for AMS: 9. Grant Agreement. The grant agreement is used as It also indicates the agreed upon grant funding dollar amounts and the beginning date and ending date of the project work and the grant agreement. Four (4) copies of this agreement are required with the awardee’s and the AMS Administrator’s office signatures and dated for each grant. 10. Form SF–270, ‘‘Request for Advance and Reimbursement’’ is required whenever the awardees request an advance or reimbursement of Federal grant funds. AMS expects that at least three (3) SF–270 forms will be submitted during the grant agreement period. 11. Progress Reports. The Progress Report is written documentation required to notify AMS about the work activities and progress towards completing the awardee’s established project workplan goals, objectives, and timelines. AMS expects that at least two (2) Progress Reports will be submitted during the grant agreement period. 12. Final Report. The Final Report is written information required by AMS within 90 days after the ending date of the grant agreement. This information is utilized as final documentation of completion of the workplan goals, objectives, and activities. 13. Form SF–425, Federal Financial Report currently approved under OMB collection number 0348–0061, replaces forms SF–269A, Financial Status Report (Short form approved under OMB collection number 0348–0038) and SF– 269, Financial Status Report, (Long form approved under OMB collection number 0348–0039, (if the project had program income)). AMS expects that at minimum two (2) or a maximum of seven (7) Federal Financial Reports will be submitted depending on the duration of the grant agreement period. Additionally, a final form SF–425 is to be completed once by the awardee(s) 90 days after the expiration date of the grant period. 14. Grant Recordkeeping. AMS requires that grant recipients maintain all records pertaining to the grant for a period of 3 years after the final status report has been submitted to AMS, in accordance with Federal recordkeeping VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Sep 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 regulations. This requirement is provided in the FMPP Guidelines, which are published at AMS’ Marketing Services Branch Web site at: http:// www.ams.usda.gov/FMPP. The 2008 Farm Bill increases funding for grants under FMPP, allocating mandatory funds from the Commodity Credit Corporation, from 2009 through 2012 with $5 million for each of FY 2009 through 2010, and $10 million for each of FY 2011 and 2012. Additionally, not less than 10 percent of the grant funds in a fiscal year shall be used to support the use of electronic benefit transfers (EBT) for Federal nutrition programs at farmers’ markets. Eligible EBT projects must (1) not be used for funding the ongoing cost of carrying out any EBT project; and (2) demonstrate a plan to continue to provide EBT card access at one or more farmers’ markets following the receipt of a grant. With the increase in funds available annually and focus of funding new EBT projects, AMS anticipates an increase in the number of applications submitted. As such, AMS submits the following revisions in information collection: Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 7.168 hours per response. Respondents: Agricultural Cooperatives, Producer Networks, or Producer Associations; Local Governments; Nonprofit Corporations; Public Benefit Corporations; Economic Development Corporations; Regional Farmers’ Market Authorities; and Tribal Governments. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,500. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.94. Estimated annual number of responses: 2,915. Estimated total annual burden on the respondents: 20,896 hours. AMS is committed to compliance with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act that requires Government agencies in general to provide the public the option of submitting information or transacting business electronically to the maximum extent possible: • The SF and AD forms can be filled out electronically and printed out for submission to AMS with original signatures. • The voluntary ‘‘FMPP Proposal Narrative Form’’ and ‘‘FMPP Supplemental Budget Summary Form’’ can be filled electronically and printed out for submission. For Grants.gov applicants all SF and AD forms, as well as the proposal narrative and eligibility statement, can PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60715 also be filled out electronically and submitted as an attachment through Grants.gov during the FMPP application process. Additionally, Grants.gov applicants are not required to submit any additional (hard copy) paperwork to AMS. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether this information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of this collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received by AMS will be available for public inspection during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, at the same address; and can be viewed via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 27, 2010. David R. Shipman, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2010–24625 Filed 9–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Domestic Sugar Program—FY 2010 and FY 2011 Cane Sugar and Beet Sugar Marketing Allotments and Company Allocations Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is issuing this notice to publish the modifications to the fiscal year 2010 (FY 2010) State sugar marketing allotments and company allocations to sugarcane and sugar beet processors. This applies to all domestic sugar marketed for human consumption in the United States from October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010. CCC is also issuing this notice to publish the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 60716 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 190 / Friday, October 1, 2010 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES FY 2011 State sugar marketing allotments and company allocations to sugarcane and sugar beet processors, which apply to all domestic sugar marketed for human consumption in the United States from October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011. Although CCC already has announced most of the information in this notice through United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) news releases, CCC is required to publish the determinations establishing and adjusting sugar marketing allotments in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Fecso, Dairy and Sweeteners Analysis Group, Economic and Policy Analysis Staff, Farm Service Agency, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Mail Stop 0516, Washington, DC 20250–0516; telephone (202) 720–4146; FAX (202) 690–1480; e-mail: barbara.fecso@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial FY 2010 State Allotments and Company Allocations On September 25, 2009, CCC established the initial FY 2010 allocation of the sugar overall allotment quantity (OAQ) at 9,235,250 short tons, raw value (tons). As required by the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, the sugar beet sector was allotted 54.35 percent of the OAQ (5,019,358 tons), while the cane sugar sector was allotted 45.65 percent (4,215,892 tons). CCC distributed the sector allotments among domestic sugar beet and sugarcane processors according to the statute and the regulations in 7 CFR part 1435 and made several structural changes in the allocation to certain sugarcane processors. CCC combined the Louisiana cane sugar allocations of Alma Plantation, L.L.C, Cajun Sugar Cooperative, Inc., Cora-Texas Mfg. Co. Inc., Lafourche Sugars, L.L.C., Louisiana Sugar Cane Cooperative, Inc., Lula-Westfield, L.L.C. and St. Mary Sugar Cooperative, Inc. into one allocation under the name of Louisiana Sugar Cane Products, Inc. (LSCPI). CCC also modified the FY 2010 cane sugar allocations of mills in Louisiana to reflect grower petitions to transfer allocation commensurate with their cane deliveries to the new mill of their choice. CCC permanently transferred allocations between Louisiana mills for those growers whose petitions met all CCC requirements. However, for those growers whose petitions did not meet all CCC requirements, CCC temporarily increased the FY 2010 allocations of the recipient mills specified in the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Sep 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 petitions. Surplus allocation from Hawaii was reassigned to these recipient mills (see below). The allocations of the mills which the growers asked to leave were not reduced. In FY 2004, CCC determined that Puerto Rican processors permanently terminated operations because no sugar had been processed for two complete years. The Puerto Rico allocation of 6,356 tons was reassigned to Hawaii in FY 2010, as required, and then further reassigned to the mainland sugarcaneproducing States. This reassignment will also occur in FY 2011 as Hawaii is again not expected to use all of its cane sugar allotment. First Revision to the FY 2010 Sugar Marketing Allotment Program The May 7, 2010, announcement of sugar marketing allotment changes implemented CCC’s reassignment of 200,000 tons of surplus cane sugar allotments to imports, announced on April 23, 2010. The May 7, 2010, revisions included a reassignment of projected surplus beet sugar marketing allocations under the FY 2010 Sugar Marketing Allotment Program from beet sugar processors with surplus allocation to those with deficit allocation. Further, CCC noted the addition of the allocation of Wyoming Sugar Company, LLC (WSC) to the allocation of Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative (MDFC). This was done in accordance with section 359d(b)(2)(G) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1359dd(b)(2)(G)) to reflect MDFC’s purchase of WSC’s Worland, WY, factory in December 2009. Second Revision to the FY 2010 Sugar Marketing Allotment Program USDA revised cane processor allocations, and cane State allotments, on August 19, 2010, to implement the July 6, 2010, reassignment of 300,000 tons of surplus domestic cane sugar allotment to a raw Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) import increase. Since all cane processors were still expected to have more allocation than could be fulfilled by domestically-produced cane sugar in FY 2010, CCC reassigned an additional 200,000 tons of surplus cane allotment to raw cane sugar imports already expected from non-TRQ sources. With respect to the beet sector, CCC on August 19, 2010 reassigned surplus beet sector allotment from beet processors not expected to fill their allocation to beet processors still requiring allocation to market all their FY 2010 supply. CCC then determined that 170,000 tons of beet sugar allotment could not be filled by the beet sector and the surplus was reassigned to raw cane sugar imports PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 already expected from non-TRQ sources. In total, CCC reassigned 670,000 tons of surplus beet and cane sugar allotments to raw cane sugar imports—300,000 tons to an increase in the raw sugar tariff-rate quota per the July 6, 2010, announcement and 370,000 tons to raw cane sugar imports already expected from non-TRQ sources on August 19th. Final FY 2010 beet and cane sector allotments were reduced to 4,849,358 and 3,515,892 tons, respectively. Initial FY 2011 Sugar Marketing Allotments and Processor Allocations On August 19, 2010, CCC further announced the initial FY 2011 OAQ of 9,235,250 tons, the same level as FY 2010, as well as sugar beet and sugarcane sector allotments and allocations. Establishing the OAQ at this level will supply over 85 percent of expected FY 2011 domestic sugar needs and permit domestic sugarcane and sugar beet processors to market all of their expected sugar production in FY 2011. Processors are expected to be able to market all of their expected production in FY 2011 because the market is expected to be firm—domestic demand is projected to be strong relative to available supplies and prices are expected to remain firm. Due to this expected firm market situation, CCC announced that it would not implement the Feedstock Flexibility Program (FFP) or the Louisiana Proportionate Share Program for FY 2011. CCC also established a beet allocation for a new beet processor who acquired an existing factory with production history. On August 19, 2010, CCC distributed the FY 2011 beet sugar allotment of 5,019,358 tons (54.35 percent of the OAQ) among the sugar beet processors and the cane sugar allotment of 4,215,892 tons (45.65 percent of the OAQ) among the sugarcane States and processors, as required by the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended. The accompanying table is identical to the August 19 allotments. The allotments recognize the sale by Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative (MDFC) of its beet processing factory located in Worland, Wyoming to Wyoming Sugar Growers, LLC (WSG). As a result, 0.8373168 percent of the total beet sugar marketing allotment and the associated production history will be transferred from MDFC to WSG, effective October 1, 2010. In addition, the allotments reflect reassignment of Puerto Rico’s allocation of 6,356 tons to Hawaii, and then further reassignment to the mainland sugarcane-producing States, because Hawaii is not expected to use all of its cane sugar allotment. E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 60717 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 190 / Friday, October 1, 2010 / Notices The summary of the FY 2010 beet and cane sugar marketing allotments and processor allocations are listed in the following table: FY 2010 OVERALL BEET/CANE ALLOTMENTS AND ALLOCATIONS Initial FY 2010 allocation 9/28/09 Distribution Revisions 5/7/10 Revisions 8/19/10 Final FY 10 allocations Short tons, raw value Beet Sugar ....................................................................................... Cane Sugar ...................................................................................... Reassignment to Raw TRQ Imports ................................................ 5,019,358 4,215,892 0 0 ¥200,000 200,000 ¥170,000 ¥500,000 670,000 4,849,358 3,515,892 870,000 Total OAQ ................................................................................. 9,235,250 0 0 9,235,250 Beet Processors’ Marketing: Amalgamated Sugar Co ........................................................... American Crystal Sugar Co ...................................................... Michigan Sugar Co ................................................................... Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op ......................................................... So. Minn Beet Sugar Co-op ..................................................... Western Sugar Co .................................................................... Wyoming Sugar Co .................................................................. Total Beet Sugar ............................................................... State Cane Sugar Allotments: Florida ....................................................................................... Louisiana .................................................................................. Texas ........................................................................................ Hawaii ....................................................................................... 1,074,683 1,850,519 518,377 321,805 677,454 507,709 68,812 5,019,358 ¥17,362 ¥51,420 69,779 51,988 ¥21,949 37,777 ¥68,812 0 14,327 ¥111,798 ¥9 ¥41,244 ¥36,773 5,498 ............................ ¥170,000 1,071,647 1,687,301 588,146 332,549 618,731 550,984 ............................ 4,849,358 2,094,682 1,623,713 182,094 315,403 ¥110,880 ¥42,407 ¥3,728 ¥42,986 ¥309,097 ¥20,877 ¥62,650 ¥107,376 1,674,705 1,560,429 115,716 165,042 Total Cane Sugar .............................................................. 4,215,892 ¥200,000 ¥500,000 3,515,892 Cane Processors’ Marketing Florida: Florida Crystals ......................................................................... Growers Co-op of Florida ......................................................... U.S. Sugar Corp ....................................................................... 862,435 376,802 855,444 ¥58,572 ¥15,331 ¥36,977 ¥163,122 ¥42,735 ¥103,241 640,742 318,737 ¥715,226 Total Florida ...................................................................... 2,094,682 ¥110,880 ¥309,097 1,674,705 Louisiana Louisiana Sugar Cane Products, Inc. ...................................... M.A. Patout & Sons .................................................................. 1,128,210 495,502 ¥19,479 ¥22,928 ¥16,579 ¥4,298 1,092,152 ¥468,276 Total Louisiana .................................................................. 1,623,713 ¥42,407 ¥20,877 1,560,429 182,094 ¥3,728 ¥62,650 115,716 72,401 243,002 ¥18,673 ¥24,313 ¥50,592 ¥56,784 3,136 161,905 315,403 ¥42,986 ¥107,376 165,042 Texas Rio Grande Valley .................................................................... Hawaii Gay & Robinson, Inc ................................................................ Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company ....................................... Total Hawaii ....................................................................... The initial FY 2011 sugar marketing State allotments and processor allocations are listed in the table located below: FY 2011 OVERALL BEET/CANE ALLOTMENTS AND ALLOCATIONS Initial FY2011 allocations emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Distribution Short tons, raw value Beet Sugar ........................................................................................................................................................................... Cane Sugar .......................................................................................................................................................................... 5,019,358 4,215,892 Total OAQ ..................................................................................................................................................................... 9,235,250 Beet Processors’ Marketing Allocations: Amalgamated Sugar Co ............................................................................................................................................... American Crystal Sugar Co .......................................................................................................................................... 1,074,683 1,845,383 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Sep 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 60718 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 190 / Friday, October 1, 2010 / Notices FY 2011 OVERALL BEET/CANE ALLOTMENTS AND ALLOCATIONS—Continued Initial FY2011 allocations Distribution Michigan Sugar Co ....................................................................................................................................................... Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op ............................................................................................................................................. So. Minn Beet Sugar Co-op ......................................................................................................................................... Western Sugar Co ........................................................................................................................................................ Wyoming Sugar Growers, LLC .................................................................................................................................... 518,377 348,589 677,454 512,845 42,028 Total Beet Sugar ................................................................................................................................................... 5,019,358 State Cane Sugar Allotments: Florida ........................................................................................................................................................................... Louisiana ...................................................................................................................................................................... Texas ............................................................................................................................................................................ Hawaii ........................................................................................................................................................................... 2,094,682 1,620,472 182,094 318,644 Total Cane Sugar .................................................................................................................................................. 4,215,892 Cane Processors’ Marketing Allocations Florida: Florida Crystals ............................................................................................................................................................. Growers Co-op. of FL ................................................................................................................................................... U.S. Sugar Corp .................................................................................................................................................... 862,435 376,802 855,444 Total Florida .......................................................................................................................................................... 2,094,682 Louisiana: Louisiana Sugar Cane Products, Inc ........................................................................................................................... M.A. Patout & Sons ...................................................................................................................................................... 1,124,983 495,489 Total Louisiana ...................................................................................................................................................... 1,620,472 Texas: Rio Grande Valley ........................................................................................................................................................ Hawaii: Gay & Robinson, Inc .................................................................................................................................................... Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company .................................................................................................................... Total Hawaii ........................................................................................................................................................... 182,094 73,145 245,499 318,644 * The sums of individual entries may not match totals due to rounding. Signed in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2010. Jonathan W. Coppess, Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2010–24663 Filed 9–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2010–0028] emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Sep 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are sponsoring a public meeting on October 13, 2010. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions that will be discussed at the 32nd session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Commission), which will be held in Santiago, Chile, November 1–5, 2010. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognizes the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 32nd session of the CCNFSDU and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for October 13, 2010, from 1 p.m.–4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in the Harvey W. Wiley Building, Auditorium (1A003), 5100 Paint Branch PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Parkway, College Park, MD 20740. Parking is adjacent to this building and will be available at no charge to individuals who pre-register by the date below (See Pre-Registration). In addition, the College Park metro station is across the street. Codex documents related to the 32nd session of the CCNFSDU will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.net/ current.asp. Pre-Registration: To gain admittance to this meeting, individuals must present a photo ID for identification and also are required to pre-register. No cameras or videotaping equipment will be permitted in the meeting room. To pre-register, please send the following information to this e-mail address (nancy.crane@fda.hhs.gov) by October 6, 2010: —Your Name. —Organization. —Mailing Address. —Phone number. E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Domestic Sugar Program--FY 2010 and FY 2011 Cane Sugar and Beet 
Sugar Marketing Allotments and Company Allocations

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is issuing this notice 
to publish the modifications to the fiscal year 2010 (FY 2010) State 
sugar marketing allotments and company allocations to sugarcane and 
sugar beet processors. This applies to all domestic sugar marketed for 
human consumption in the United States from October 1, 2009, through 
September 30, 2010. CCC is also issuing this notice to publish the

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FY 2011 State sugar marketing allotments and company allocations to 
sugarcane and sugar beet processors, which apply to all domestic sugar 
marketed for human consumption in the United States from October 1, 
2010, through September 30, 2011. Although CCC already has announced 
most of the information in this notice through United States Department 
of Agriculture (USDA) news releases, CCC is required to publish the 
determinations establishing and adjusting sugar marketing allotments in 
the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Fecso, Dairy and Sweeteners 
Analysis Group, Economic and Policy Analysis Staff, Farm Service 
Agency, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Mail Stop 0516, 
Washington, DC 20250-0516; telephone (202) 720-4146; FAX (202) 690-
1480; e-mail: barbara.fecso@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Initial FY 2010 State Allotments and Company Allocations

    On September 25, 2009, CCC established the initial FY 2010 
allocation of the sugar overall allotment quantity (OAQ) at 9,235,250 
short tons, raw value (tons). As required by the Agricultural 
Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, the sugar beet sector was allotted 
54.35 percent of the OAQ (5,019,358 tons), while the cane sugar sector 
was allotted 45.65 percent (4,215,892 tons). CCC distributed the sector 
allotments among domestic sugar beet and sugarcane processors according 
to the statute and the regulations in 7 CFR part 1435 and made several 
structural changes in the allocation to certain sugarcane processors.
    CCC combined the Louisiana cane sugar allocations of Alma 
Plantation, L.L.C, Cajun Sugar Cooperative, Inc., Cora-Texas Mfg. Co. 
Inc., Lafourche Sugars, L.L.C., Louisiana Sugar Cane Cooperative, Inc., 
Lula-Westfield, L.L.C. and St. Mary Sugar Cooperative, Inc. into one 
allocation under the name of Louisiana Sugar Cane Products, Inc. 
(LSCPI). CCC also modified the FY 2010 cane sugar allocations of mills 
in Louisiana to reflect grower petitions to transfer allocation 
commensurate with their cane deliveries to the new mill of their 
choice. CCC permanently transferred allocations between Louisiana mills 
for those growers whose petitions met all CCC requirements. However, 
for those growers whose petitions did not meet all CCC requirements, 
CCC temporarily increased the FY 2010 allocations of the recipient 
mills specified in the petitions. Surplus allocation from Hawaii was 
reassigned to these recipient mills (see below). The allocations of the 
mills which the growers asked to leave were not reduced.
    In FY 2004, CCC determined that Puerto Rican processors permanently 
terminated operations because no sugar had been processed for two 
complete years. The Puerto Rico allocation of 6,356 tons was reassigned 
to Hawaii in FY 2010, as required, and then further reassigned to the 
mainland sugarcane-producing States. This reassignment will also occur 
in FY 2011 as Hawaii is again not expected to use all of its cane sugar 
allotment.

First Revision to the FY 2010 Sugar Marketing Allotment Program

    The May 7, 2010, announcement of sugar marketing allotment changes 
implemented CCC's reassignment of 200,000 tons of surplus cane sugar 
allotments to imports, announced on April 23, 2010. The May 7, 2010, 
revisions included a reassignment of projected surplus beet sugar 
marketing allocations under the FY 2010 Sugar Marketing Allotment 
Program from beet sugar processors with surplus allocation to those 
with deficit allocation. Further, CCC noted the addition of the 
allocation of Wyoming Sugar Company, LLC (WSC) to the allocation of 
Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative (MDFC). This was done in accordance with 
section 359d(b)(2)(G) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as 
amended (7 U.S.C. 1359dd(b)(2)(G)) to reflect MDFC's purchase of WSC's 
Worland, WY, factory in December 2009.

Second Revision to the FY 2010 Sugar Marketing Allotment Program

    USDA revised cane processor allocations, and cane State allotments, 
on August 19, 2010, to implement the July 6, 2010, reassignment of 
300,000 tons of surplus domestic cane sugar allotment to a raw Tariff 
Rate Quota (TRQ) import increase. Since all cane processors were still 
expected to have more allocation than could be fulfilled by 
domestically-produced cane sugar in FY 2010, CCC reassigned an 
additional 200,000 tons of surplus cane allotment to raw cane sugar 
imports already expected from non-TRQ sources. With respect to the beet 
sector, CCC on August 19, 2010 reassigned surplus beet sector allotment 
from beet processors not expected to fill their allocation to beet 
processors still requiring allocation to market all their FY 2010 
supply. CCC then determined that 170,000 tons of beet sugar allotment 
could not be filled by the beet sector and the surplus was reassigned 
to raw cane sugar imports already expected from non-TRQ sources. In 
total, CCC reassigned 670,000 tons of surplus beet and cane sugar 
allotments to raw cane sugar imports--300,000 tons to an increase in 
the raw sugar tariff-rate quota per the July 6, 2010, announcement and 
370,000 tons to raw cane sugar imports already expected from non-TRQ 
sources on August 19th. Final FY 2010 beet and cane sector allotments 
were reduced to 4,849,358 and 3,515,892 tons, respectively.

Initial FY 2011 Sugar Marketing Allotments and Processor Allocations

    On August 19, 2010, CCC further announced the initial FY 2011 OAQ 
of 9,235,250 tons, the same level as FY 2010, as well as sugar beet and 
sugarcane sector allotments and allocations. Establishing the OAQ at 
this level will supply over 85 percent of expected FY 2011 domestic 
sugar needs and permit domestic sugarcane and sugar beet processors to 
market all of their expected sugar production in FY 2011. Processors 
are expected to be able to market all of their expected production in 
FY 2011 because the market is expected to be firm--domestic demand is 
projected to be strong relative to available supplies and prices are 
expected to remain firm. Due to this expected firm market situation, 
CCC announced that it would not implement the Feedstock Flexibility 
Program (FFP) or the Louisiana Proportionate Share Program for FY 2011. 
CCC also established a beet allocation for a new beet processor who 
acquired an existing factory with production history.
    On August 19, 2010, CCC distributed the FY 2011 beet sugar 
allotment of 5,019,358 tons (54.35 percent of the OAQ) among the sugar 
beet processors and the cane sugar allotment of 4,215,892 tons (45.65 
percent of the OAQ) among the sugarcane States and processors, as 
required by the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended. The 
accompanying table is identical to the August 19 allotments. The 
allotments recognize the sale by Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative (MDFC) of 
its beet processing factory located in Worland, Wyoming to Wyoming 
Sugar Growers, LLC (WSG). As a result, 0.8373168 percent of the total 
beet sugar marketing allotment and the associated production history 
will be transferred from MDFC to WSG, effective October 1, 2010. In 
addition, the allotments reflect reassignment of Puerto Rico's 
allocation of 6,356 tons to Hawaii, and then further reassignment to 
the mainland sugarcane-producing States, because Hawaii is not expected 
to use all of its cane sugar allotment.

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    The summary of the FY 2010 beet and cane sugar marketing allotments 
and processor allocations are listed in the following table:

                              FY 2010 Overall Beet/Cane Allotments And Allocations
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                                           Initial FY 2010
              Distribution                allocation  9/28/ Revisions 5/7/10   Revisions 8/19/     Final FY 10
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Beet Sugar..............................         5,019,358                 0          -170,000         4,849,358
Cane Sugar..............................         4,215,892          -200,000          -500,000         3,515,892
Reassignment to Raw TRQ Imports.........                 0           200,000           670,000           870,000
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    Total OAQ...........................         9,235,250                 0                 0         9,235,250
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Beet Processors' Marketing:
    Amalgamated Sugar Co................         1,074,683           -17,362            14,327         1,071,647
    American Crystal Sugar Co...........         1,850,519           -51,420          -111,798         1,687,301
    Michigan Sugar Co...................           518,377            69,779                -9           588,146
    Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op..............           321,805            51,988           -41,244           332,549
    So. Minn Beet Sugar Co-op...........           677,454           -21,949           -36,773           618,731
    Western Sugar Co....................           507,709            37,777             5,498           550,984
    Wyoming Sugar Co....................            68,812           -68,812  ................  ................
        Total Beet Sugar................         5,019,358                 0          -170,000         4,849,358
State Cane Sugar Allotments:
    Florida.............................         2,094,682          -110,880          -309,097         1,674,705
    Louisiana...........................         1,623,713           -42,407           -20,877         1,560,429
    Texas...............................           182,094            -3,728           -62,650           115,716
    Hawaii..............................           315,403           -42,986          -107,376           165,042
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        Total Cane Sugar................         4,215,892          -200,000          -500,000         3,515,892
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                                           Cane Processors' Marketing
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Florida:
    Florida Crystals....................           862,435           -58,572          -163,122           640,742
    Growers Co-op of Florida............           376,802           -15,331           -42,735           318,737
    U.S. Sugar Corp.....................           855,444           -36,977          -103,241          -715,226
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total Florida...................         2,094,682          -110,880          -309,097         1,674,705
 
rLouisiana
    Louisiana Sugar Cane Products, Inc..         1,128,210           -19,479           -16,579         1,092,152
    M.A. Patout & Sons..................           495,502           -22,928            -4,298          -468,276
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total Louisiana.................         1,623,713           -42,407           -20,877         1,560,429
 
rTexas
    Rio Grande Valley...................           182,094            -3,728           -62,650           115,716
Hawaii
    Gay & Robinson, Inc.................            72,401           -18,673           -50,592             3,136
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company.....           243,002           -24,313           -56,784           161,905
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total Hawaii....................           315,403           -42,986          -107,376           165,042
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    The initial FY 2011 sugar marketing State allotments and processor 
allocations are listed in the table located below:

          FY 2011 Overall Beet/Cane Allotments and Allocations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      Initial FY2011
                  Distribution                         allocations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Short tons, raw value
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Beet Sugar.....................................                5,019,358
Cane Sugar.....................................                4,215,892
                                                ------------------------
    Total OAQ..................................                9,235,250
========================================================================
Beet Processors' Marketing Allocations:          .......................
    Amalgamated Sugar Co.......................                1,074,683
    American Crystal Sugar Co..................                1,845,383

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    Michigan Sugar Co..........................                  518,377
    Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op.....................                  348,589
    So. Minn Beet Sugar Co-op..................                  677,454
    Western Sugar Co...........................                  512,845
    Wyoming Sugar Growers, LLC.................                   42,028
                                                ------------------------
        Total Beet Sugar.......................                5,019,358
========================================================================
State Cane Sugar Allotments:                     .......................
    Florida....................................                2,094,682
    Louisiana..................................                1,620,472
    Texas......................................                  182,094
    Hawaii.....................................                  318,644
                                                ------------------------
        Total Cane Sugar.......................                4,215,892
========================================================================
                 Cane Processors' Marketing Allocations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Florida:                                         .......................
    Florida Crystals...........................                  862,435
    Growers Co-op. of FL.......................                  376,802
        U.S. Sugar Corp........................                  855,444
                                                ------------------------
        Total Florida..........................                2,094,682
========================================================================
Louisiana:                                       .......................
    Louisiana Sugar Cane Products, Inc.........                1,124,983
    M.A. Patout & Sons.........................                  495,489
                                                ------------------------
        Total Louisiana........................                1,620,472
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Texas:                                           .......................
    Rio Grande Valley..........................                  182,094
Hawaii:                                          .......................
    Gay & Robinson, Inc........................                   73,145
    Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company........                  245,499
                                                ------------------------
        Total Hawaii...........................                  318,644
------------------------------------------------------------------------
* The sums of individual entries may not match totals due to rounding.


    Signed in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2010.
Jonathan W. Coppess,
Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2010-24663 Filed 9-30-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-05-P