Domestic Sugar Program: Overall Allotment Quantity and Marketing Allotments, 80312-80315 [2015-32456]

Download as PDF 80312 Notices Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 247 Thursday, December 24, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Domestic Sugar Program: Overall Allotment Quantity and Marketing Allotments Commodity Credit Corporation and Farm Service Agency, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Farm Service Agency (FSA) on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is issuing this notice to publish the sugar Overall Allotment Quantity (OAQ), beet and cane sugar marketing allotments, and SUMMARY: processor allocations for fiscal year (FY) 2016 (October 1, 2015–September 30, 2016), as well as a summary of the OAQ’s, sugar marketing allotments, and allocations for FY 2015 and FY 2014. Although the actions in this notice have already been announced through United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) news releases, each determination establishing, adjusting, or suspending sugar marketing allotments issued by the Secretary is required by the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, to be published in the Federal Register. DATES: Effective: December 24, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barb Fecso, telephone: (202) 720–4146. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial FY 2016 OAQ, State Allotments, and Processor Allocations Section 359c of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 (Pub. L. 75– 430), as amended, (7 U.S.C. 1359cc) requires that the OAQ be established at not less than 85 percent of the estimated quantity of sugar for domestic human consumption for the crop year, and that fixed percentages of the OAQ be assigned to the beet sector and cane sector, and further allocated to the States in the cane sector. In a September 29, 2015 news release, CCC established the FY 2016 (2015-crop year) OAQ at the minimum quantity of 10,093,750 short tons, raw value (STRV). CCC distributed the FY 2016 beet sugar allotment of 5,485,953 STRV (54.35 percent of the OAQ) to the beet sugar processors and the cane sugar allotment of 4,607,797 STRV (45.65 percent of the OAQ) to the sugarcane states and processors. The FY 2016 (2015-crop year) beet sugar and cane sugar marketing allotments and allocations to date are listed in the following table: FY 2016 OVERALL BEET/CANE ALLOTMENTS AND ALLOCATIONS Distribution Initial FY16 allocations Date of Announcement September 29, 2016 5,485,953 4,607,797 TOTAL OAQ ................................................................................................................................................................. BEET PROCESSORS’ MARKETING ALLOCATIONS: 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 Growers, LLC .................................................................................................................................... 10,093,750 TOTAL BEET SUGAR .......................................................................................................................................... STATE CANE SUGAR ALLOTMENTS: Florida ........................................................................................................................................................................... Louisiana ...................................................................................................................................................................... Texas ............................................................................................................................................................................ Hawaii ........................................................................................................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Beet Sugar ........................................................................................................................................................................... Cane Sugar .......................................................................................................................................................................... 5,485,953 TOTAL CANE SUGAR .......................................................................................................................................... CANE PROCESSORS’ MARKETING ALLOCATIONS: Florida: Florida Crystals ............................................................................................................................................................. Growers Co-op of FL .................................................................................................................................................... U.S. Sugar Corp. .......................................................................................................................................................... 4,607,797 TOTAL ................................................................................................................................................................... Louisiana: Louisiana Sugar Cane Products, Inc. .......................................................................................................................... 2,344,636 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:00 Dec 23, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 1,174,584 2,017,406 566,565 380,994 740,429 560,041 45,935 2,344,636 1,813,839 203,823 245,499 965,348 421,765 957,522 1,259,225 80313 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 247 / Thursday, December 24, 2015 / Notices FY 2016 OVERALL BEET/CANE ALLOTMENTS AND ALLOCATIONS—Continued Distribution Initial FY16 allocations Date of Announcement September 29, 2016 M.A. Patout & Sons ...................................................................................................................................................... 554,615 TOTAL ................................................................................................................................................................... Texas: Rio Grande Valley ........................................................................................................................................................ Hawaii:. Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company .................................................................................................................... 1,813,839 FY 2015 OAQ, State Allotments, and Processor Allocations On September 26, 2014, CCC announced the initial FY 2015 OAQ of 9,987,500 STRV, the distribution of the FY 2015 beet sugar allotment of 5,428,206 STRV (54.35 percent of the OAQ) to sugar beet processors, and the distribution of the 4,559,294 STRV cane sugar allotment (45.65 percent of the OAQ) to sugarcane states and processors. In mid-year, CCC reviewed current inventories, estimated production, expected marketings, and other factors affecting each sugar beet or sugarcane processor’s ability to market its full allocation. On May 4, 2015 CCC announced an increase in the FY 2015 OAQ to 10,080,150 STRV, which was 85 percent of the estimate for domestic human consumption published in the April 2015 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report (WASDE). CCC also announced the reassignment of projected surplus beet sugar and cane sugar marketing allotments and allocations under the FY 2015 Sugar Marketing Allotment Program. The reassignment, which transferred allocations from processors with surplus allocation to processors with deficit allocation, was expected to increase the available supply of domestically-produced refined beet sugar. As part of the domestic Sugar Program, CCC is required to reassign allocation to raw cane sugar imports if it is determined that processors will be unable to market their allocations and there is no CCC inventory. Data supplied by the processors in April 2015 indicated that the beet sugar sector would be unable to market 400,000 STRV of its current sugar marketing allotment, while the raw cane sugar sector would be unable to market 600,000 STRV of its sugar marketing allotment. Therefore, the allotments were reduced to 5,078,562 STRV for beet sugar and 4,001,588 STRV for cane sugar, while 1,000,000 STRV was reassigned to raw cane sugar imports already displayed in the WASDE report. 203,823 245,499 This reassignment to imports was merely an accounting effort to comply with Sugar Program requirements as specified in 7 U.S.C. 1359ee and was not an increase in the raw sugar tariffrate quota. On August 28, 2015, CCC announced a second reassignment of projected FY 2015 surplus beet sugar marketing allocation among beet processors and a reassignment of projected surplus cane sugar marketing allocation among cane processors. CCC transferred beet sugar marketing allocations from beet sugar processors with surplus allocation to another beet processor requiring more allocation to market its record high crop. Similarly, CCC transferred cane sugar marketing allocation from two sugar processors in Florida with surplus allocation to another processor requiring more allocation to market its largerthan-expected crop. The FY 2015 (2014-crop) beet sugar and cane sugar marketing allotments and allocations are listed in the following table: FY 2015 OVERALL BEET/CANE ALLOTMENTS AND ALLOCATIONS Distribution Date of Announcement Change in OAQ due to change in food use Initial FY15 allocations Reassignment among processors September 26, 2014 Reassignment to imports Adjusted allocations Reassignment within states May 4, 2015 Reassignment among processors Adjusted allocations August 28, 2015; mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Beet Sugar ................................ Cane Sugar ............................... Reassignment to Raw Cane Sugar Imports ........................ 5,428,206 4,559,294 50,355 42,295 0 0 (400,000) (600,000) 5,078,562 4,001,588 — — — — 5,078,562 4,001,588 0 0 0 1,000,000 1,000,000 — — 1,000,000 TOTAL OAQ ...................... BEET PROCESSORS’ MARKETING ALLOCATIONS: Amalgamated Sugar Co. ... American Crystal Sugar Co. .................................. Michigan Sugar Co. ........... Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op. So. Minn Beet Sugar Coop. ................................... Western Sugar Co. ............ Wyoming Sugar Growers, LLC ................................. 9,987,500 92,650 0 0 10,080,150 — — 10,080,150 1,162,220 10,781 ¥29,979 ¥71,320 1,071,703 — (2,770) 1,068,933 1,996,116 560,601 376,983 18,565 5,200 3,497 ¥75,752 121,322 44,520 ¥180,217 0 0 1,758,711 687,124 425,000 — — — (11,701) 31,896 (4,025) 1,747,010 719,020 420,975 732,635 554,200 6,796 5,093 ¥58,187 ¥4,218 ¥138,428 ¥10,034 542,816 545,042 ¥ — (5,319) (7,555) 537,497 537,487 45,451 422 2,294 0 48,167 — (527) 47,640 5,428,206 50,355 0 ¥400,000 5,078,562 ¥ ¥ 5,078,562 TOTAL BEET SUGAR STATE CANE SUGAR ALLOTMENTS: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:00 Dec 23, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 80314 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 247 / Thursday, December 24, 2015 / Notices FY 2015 OVERALL BEET/CANE ALLOTMENTS AND ALLOCATIONS—Continued Distribution Initial FY15 allocations Date of Announcement Change in OAQ due to change in food use Reassignment among processors September 26, 2014 Reassignment to imports Adjusted allocations Reassignment within states May 4, 2015 Reassignment among processors Adjusted allocations August 28, 2015; Florida ................................ Louisiana ............................ Texas ................................. Hawaii ................................ 2,318,566 1,793,672 201,557 245,499 22,732 17,586 1,976 0 0 0 0 0 ¥332,253 ¥201,973 ¥57,275 ¥8,499 2,009,046 1,609,285 146,258 237,000 — — — — — — — — 2,009,046 1,609,285 146,258 237,000 TOTAL CANE SUGAR CANE PROCESSORS’ MARKETING ALLOCATIONS: Florida Florida Crystals .................. Growers Co-op. of FL ........ U.S. Sugar Corp. ............... 4,559,294 42,295 0 ¥600,000 4,001,588 — — 4,001.588 954,615 417,076, 946,876 9,360 4,089 9,284 0 0 0 ¥210,252 ¥25,825 ¥96,177 753,723 395,341 859,983 (17,376) (2,134) 19,510 — — — 736,347 393,206 879,493 TOTAL ........................ Louisiana Louisiana Sugar Cane Products, Inc. ................. M.A. Patout & Sons ........... 2,318,566 22,732 0 ¥332,253 2,009,046 — — 2,009,046 1,245,224 548,448 12,209 5,377 0 0 ¥168,664 ¥33,308 1,088,768 520,517 — — — — 1,088,768 520,517 TOTAL ........................ 1,793,672 17,586 0 ¥201,973 1,609,285 — — 1,609,285 Rio Grande Valley ...... Hawaii Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company ............. 201,557 1,976 0 ¥57,275 146,258 — — 146,258 245,499 0 0 ¥8,499 237,000 — — 237,000 Texas FY 2014 OAQ, State Allotments, and Processor Allocations On August 30, 2013, CCC announced the initial FY 2014 OAQ of 9,843,000 STRV, the distribution of the FY 2014 beet sugar allotment of 5,349,671 STRV (54.35 percent of the OAQ) to sugar beet processors, and the distribution of the 4,493,330 STRV cane sugar allotment (45.65 percent of the OAQ) to sugarcane states and processors. In a May 30, 2014 news release, CCC announced the reassignment of projected surplus beet sugar and cane sugar marketing allotments and allocations under the FY 2014 Sugar Marketing Allotment Program. The reassignment, which transferred allocations from processors with surplus allocation to processors with deficit allocation, was expected to increase the supply of domestically-produced sugar. Data supplied by the processors indicated that the beet sugar sector would be unable to market 100,000 STRV of its sugar marketing allotment, while the raw cane sugar sector would be unable to market 550,000 STRV of its sugar marketing allotment. Hence, the allotments were reduced to 5,249,671 STRV for beet sugar and 3,943,330 STRV for cane sugar, while 650,000 STRV was reassigned to raw cane sugar imports already expected in the WASDE report. This reassignment to imports was merely an accounting effort to comply with the Sugar Program requirements as specified in 7 U.S.C. 1359ee and was not an increase in the raw sugar tariff-rate quota. The FY 2014 (2013-crop) beet sugar and cane sugar marketing allotments and allocations are listed in the following table: FY 2014 OVERALL BEET/CANE ALLOTMENTS AND ALLOCATIONS Initial FY14 allocations Reassignments among processors Date of Announcement August 30, 2013 May 29, 2014 Beet Sugar ................................................................................................... Cane Sugar .................................................................................................. Reassignment to Imports of Raw Cane Sugar ............................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Distribution 5,349,671 4,493,330 ........................ ............................ ............................ ............................ (100,000) (550,000) 650,000 5,249,671 3,943,330 650,000 TOTAL OAQ .................................................................................. BEET PROCESSORS’ MARKETING ALLOCATIONS: 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 Growers, LLC ............................................................. 9,843,000 ............................ ........................ 9,843,000 1,145,405 1,967,161 552,490 371,529 722,035 546,256 44,794 (68,408) (34,459) 107,128 76,249 (75,606) (345) (4,771) (37,305) (18,791) ........................ ........................ (41,230) (73) (2,602) 1,039,693 1,913,912 659,618 447,778 605,200 546,050 37,421 TOTAL BEET SUGAR ................................................................... STATE CANE SUGAR ALLOTMENTS: Florida ................................................................................................... 5,349,671 ............................ (100,000) 5,249,671 2,283,112 (22,051) (411,110) 1,849,951 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Dec 23, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 Reassignment to imports Adjusted allocations Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 247 / Thursday, December 24, 2015 / Notices 80315 FY 2014 OVERALL BEET/CANE ALLOTMENTS AND ALLOCATIONS—Continued Distribution Initial FY14 allocations Reassignments among processors Date of Announcement August 30, 2013 May 29, 2014 Reassignment to imports Adjusted allocations Louisiana .............................................................................................. Texas .................................................................................................... Hawaii ................................................................................................... 1,766,244 198,475 245,499 (6,044) (1,406) 29,501 (112,681) (26,209) ........................ 1,647,519 170,860 275,000 TOTAL CANE SUGAR .................................................................. CANE PROCESSORS’ MARKETING ALLOCATIONS: Florida Florida Crystals ..................................................................................... Growers Co-op of FL ............................................................................ U.S. Sugar Corp. .................................................................................. 4,493,330 ............................ (550,00) 3,943,330 940,017 410,698 932,397 (12,711) (3,543) (5,797) (236,976) (66,055) (108,079) 690,330 341,100 818,521 TOTAL ........................................................................................... Louisiana Louisiana Sugar Cane Products, Inc. ................................................... M.A. Patout & Sons .............................................................................. 2,283,112 (22,051) (411,110) 1,849,951 1,226,182 540,061 (4,826) (1,218) (89,968) (22,712) 1,131,388 516,131 TOTAL ........................................................................................... Texas: Rio Grande Valley ................................................................................ Hawaii: Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company ............................................ 1,766,244 (6,044) (112,681) 1,647,519 198,475 (1,406) (26,209) 170,860 245,499 29,501 ........................ 275,000 Authority: 15 U.S.C. 714b and 7 U.S.C. 1359hh(c). Val Dolcini, Administrator, Farm Service Agency, and Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Domestic Sugar Program: Overall Allotment Quantity and Marketing 
Allotments

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation and Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Farm Service Agency (FSA) on behalf of the Commodity 
Credit Corporation (CCC) is issuing this notice to publish the sugar 
Overall Allotment Quantity (OAQ), beet and cane sugar marketing 
allotments, and processor allocations for fiscal year (FY) 2016 
(October 1, 2015-September 30, 2016), as well as a summary of the 
OAQ's, sugar marketing allotments, and allocations for FY 2015 and FY 
2014. Although the actions in this notice have already been announced 
through United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) news releases, 
each determination establishing, adjusting, or suspending sugar 
marketing allotments issued by the Secretary is required by the 
Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, to be published in the 
Federal Register.

DATES: Effective: December 24, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barb Fecso, telephone: (202) 720-4146. 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for 
communication should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720-2600 
(voice).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Initial FY 2016 OAQ, State Allotments, and Processor Allocations

    Section 359c of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 (Pub. L. 
75-430), as amended, (7 U.S.C. 1359cc) requires that the OAQ be 
established at not less than 85 percent of the estimated quantity of 
sugar for domestic human consumption for the crop year, and that fixed 
percentages of the OAQ be assigned to the beet sector and cane sector, 
and further allocated to the States in the cane sector. In a September 
29, 2015 news release, CCC established the FY 2016 (2015-crop year) OAQ 
at the minimum quantity of 10,093,750 short tons, raw value (STRV). CCC 
distributed the FY 2016 beet sugar allotment of 5,485,953 STRV (54.35 
percent of the OAQ) to the beet sugar processors and the cane sugar 
allotment of 4,607,797 STRV (45.65 percent of the OAQ) to the sugarcane 
states and processors.
    The FY 2016 (2015-crop year) beet sugar and cane sugar marketing 
allotments and allocations to date are listed in the following table:

          FY 2016 Overall Beet/Cane Allotments and Allocations
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                  Distribution                         Initial FY16
------------------------------------------------       allocations
                                                ------------------------
              Date of Announcement                  September 29, 2016
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Beet Sugar.....................................                5,485,953
Cane Sugar.....................................                4,607,797
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    TOTAL OAQ..................................               10,093,750
 
BEET PROCESSORS' MARKETING ALLOCATIONS:
    Amalgamated Sugar Co.......................                1,174,584
    American Crystal Sugar Co..................                2,017,406
    Michigan Sugar Co..........................                  566,565
    Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op.....................                  380,994
    So. Minn Beet Sugar Co-op..................                  740,429
    Western Sugar Co...........................                  560,041
    Wyoming Sugar Growers, LLC.................                   45,935
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        TOTAL BEET SUGAR.......................                5,485,953
 
STATE CANE SUGAR ALLOTMENTS:
    Florida....................................                2,344,636
    Louisiana..................................                1,813,839
    Texas......................................                  203,823
    Hawaii.....................................                  245,499
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        TOTAL CANE SUGAR.......................                4,607,797
 
CANE PROCESSORS' MARKETING ALLOCATIONS:
Florida:
    Florida Crystals...........................                  965,348
    Growers Co-op of FL........................                  421,765
    U.S. Sugar Corp............................                  957,522
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        TOTAL..................................                2,344,636
 
Louisiana:
    Louisiana Sugar Cane Products, Inc.........                1,259,225

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    M.A. Patout & Sons.........................                  554,615
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        TOTAL..................................                1,813,839
 
Texas:
    Rio Grande Valley..........................                  203,823
    Hawaii:....................................
    Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company........                  245,499
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FY 2015 OAQ, State Allotments, and Processor Allocations

    On September 26, 2014, CCC announced the initial FY 2015 OAQ of 
9,987,500 STRV, the distribution of the FY 2015 beet sugar allotment of 
5,428,206 STRV (54.35 percent of the OAQ) to sugar beet processors, and 
the distribution of the 4,559,294 STRV cane sugar allotment (45.65 
percent of the OAQ) to sugarcane states and processors.
    In mid-year, CCC reviewed current inventories, estimated 
production, expected marketings, and other factors affecting each sugar 
beet or sugarcane processor's ability to market its full allocation. On 
May 4, 2015 CCC announced an increase in the FY 2015 OAQ to 10,080,150 
STRV, which was 85 percent of the estimate for domestic human 
consumption published in the April 2015 World Agricultural Supply and 
Demand Estimates Report (WASDE). CCC also announced the reassignment of 
projected surplus beet sugar and cane sugar marketing allotments and 
allocations under the FY 2015 Sugar Marketing Allotment Program. The 
reassignment, which transferred allocations from processors with 
surplus allocation to processors with deficit allocation, was expected 
to increase the available supply of domestically-produced refined beet 
sugar.
    As part of the domestic Sugar Program, CCC is required to reassign 
allocation to raw cane sugar imports if it is determined that 
processors will be unable to market their allocations and there is no 
CCC inventory. Data supplied by the processors in April 2015 indicated 
that the beet sugar sector would be unable to market 400,000 STRV of 
its current sugar marketing allotment, while the raw cane sugar sector 
would be unable to market 600,000 STRV of its sugar marketing 
allotment. Therefore, the allotments were reduced to 5,078,562 STRV for 
beet sugar and 4,001,588 STRV for cane sugar, while 1,000,000 STRV was 
reassigned to raw cane sugar imports already displayed in the WASDE 
report. This reassignment to imports was merely an accounting effort to 
comply with Sugar Program requirements as specified in 7 U.S.C. 1359ee 
and was not an increase in the raw sugar tariff-rate quota.
    On August 28, 2015, CCC announced a second reassignment of 
projected FY 2015 surplus beet sugar marketing allocation among beet 
processors and a reassignment of projected surplus cane sugar marketing 
allocation among cane processors. CCC transferred beet sugar marketing 
allocations from beet sugar processors with surplus allocation to 
another beet processor requiring more allocation to market its record 
high crop. Similarly, CCC transferred cane sugar marketing allocation 
from two sugar processors in Florida with surplus allocation to another 
processor requiring more allocation to market its larger-than-expected 
crop.
    The FY 2015 (2014-crop) beet sugar and cane sugar marketing 
allotments and allocations are listed in the following table:

                                                  FY 2015 OVERALL BEET/CANE ALLOTMENTS AND ALLOCATIONS
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                                                  Change in
                                  Initial FY15   OAQ due to    Reassignment    Reassignment     Adjusted     Reassignment    Reassignment     Adjusted
          Distribution             allocations    change in        among        to imports     allocations   within states       among       allocations
                                                  food use      processors                                                    processors
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Date of Announcement                 September
                                      26, 2014                          May 4, 2015
                                               August 28, 2015;
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Beet Sugar......................     5,428,206        50,355               0       (400,000)     5,078,562              --              --     5,078,562
Cane Sugar......................     4,559,294        42,295               0       (600,000)     4,001,588              --              --     4,001,588
Reassignment to Raw Cane Sugar               0             0               0       1,000,000     1,000,000              --              --     1,000,000
 Imports........................
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    TOTAL OAQ...................     9,987,500        92,650               0               0    10,080,150              --              --    10,080,150
BEET PROCESSORS' MARKETING
 ALLOCATIONS:
    Amalgamated Sugar Co........     1,162,220        10,781         -29,979         -71,320     1,071,703              --         (2,770)     1,068,933
    American Crystal Sugar Co...     1,996,116        18,565         -75,752        -180,217     1,758,711              --        (11,701)     1,747,010
    Michigan Sugar Co...........       560,601         5,200         121,322               0       687,124              --          31,896       719,020
    Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op......       376,983         3,497          44,520               0       425,000              --         (4,025)       420,975
    So. Minn Beet Sugar Co-op...       732,635         6,796         -58,187        -138,428       542,816               -         (5,319)       537,497
    Western Sugar Co............       554,200         5,093          -4,218         -10,034       545,042              --         (7,555)       537,487
    Wyoming Sugar Growers, LLC..        45,451           422           2,294               0        48,167              --           (527)        47,640
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        TOTAL BEET SUGAR........     5,428,206        50,355               0        -400,000     5,078,562               -               -     5,078,562
STATE CANE SUGAR ALLOTMENTS:

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    Florida.....................     2,318,566        22,732               0        -332,253     2,009,046              --              --     2,009,046
    Louisiana...................     1,793,672        17,586               0        -201,973     1,609,285              --              --     1,609,285
    Texas.......................       201,557         1,976               0         -57,275       146,258              --              --       146,258
    Hawaii......................       245,499             0               0          -8,499       237,000              --              --       237,000
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        TOTAL CANE SUGAR........     4,559,294        42,295               0        -600,000     4,001,588              --              --     4,001.588
CANE PROCESSORS' MARKETING
 ALLOCATIONS:
Florida
    Florida Crystals............       954,615         9,360               0        -210,252       753,723        (17,376)              --       736,347
    Growers Co-op. of FL........      417,076,         4,089               0         -25,825       395,341         (2,134)              --       393,206
    U.S. Sugar Corp.............       946,876         9,284               0         -96,177       859,983          19,510              --       879,493
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        TOTAL...................     2,318,566        22,732               0        -332,253     2,009,046              --              --     2,009,046
Louisiana
    Louisiana Sugar Cane             1,245,224        12,209               0        -168,664     1,088,768              --              --     1,088,768
     Products, Inc..............
    M.A. Patout & Sons..........       548,448         5,377               0         -33,308       520,517              --              --       520,517
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        TOTAL...................     1,793,672        17,586               0        -201,973     1,609,285              --              --     1,609,285
Texas
        Rio Grande Valley.......       201,557         1,976               0         -57,275       146,258              --              --       146,258
Hawaii
    Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar        245,499             0               0          -8,499       237,000              --              --       237,000
     Company....................
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FY 2014 OAQ, State Allotments, and Processor Allocations

    On August 30, 2013, CCC announced the initial FY 2014 OAQ of 
9,843,000 STRV, the distribution of the FY 2014 beet sugar allotment of 
5,349,671 STRV (54.35 percent of the OAQ) to sugar beet processors, and 
the distribution of the 4,493,330 STRV cane sugar allotment (45.65 
percent of the OAQ) to sugarcane states and processors.
    In a May 30, 2014 news release, CCC announced the reassignment of 
projected surplus beet sugar and cane sugar marketing allotments and 
allocations under the FY 2014 Sugar Marketing Allotment Program. The 
reassignment, which transferred allocations from processors with 
surplus allocation to processors with deficit allocation, was expected 
to increase the supply of domestically-produced sugar.
    Data supplied by the processors indicated that the beet sugar 
sector would be unable to market 100,000 STRV of its sugar marketing 
allotment, while the raw cane sugar sector would be unable to market 
550,000 STRV of its sugar marketing allotment. Hence, the allotments 
were reduced to 5,249,671 STRV for beet sugar and 3,943,330 STRV for 
cane sugar, while 650,000 STRV was reassigned to raw cane sugar imports 
already expected in the WASDE report. This reassignment to imports was 
merely an accounting effort to comply with the Sugar Program 
requirements as specified in 7 U.S.C. 1359ee and was not an increase in 
the raw sugar tariff-rate quota.
    The FY 2014 (2013-crop) beet sugar and cane sugar marketing 
allotments and allocations are listed in the following table:

                              FY 2014 OVERALL BEET/CANE ALLOTMENTS AND ALLOCATIONS
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                 Distribution                    Initial FY14     Reassignments
-----------------------------------------------   allocations   among processors
                                               ----------------------------------  Reassignment      Adjusted
             Date of Announcement                 August 30,                        to imports      allocations
                                                     2013         May 29, 2014
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Beet Sugar....................................       5,349,671  ................       (100,000)       5,249,671
Cane Sugar....................................       4,493,330  ................       (550,000)       3,943,330
Reassignment to Imports of Raw Cane Sugar.....  ..............  ................         650,000         650,000
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        TOTAL OAQ.............................       9,843,000  ................  ..............       9,843,000
BEET PROCESSORS' MARKETING ALLOCATIONS:
    Amalgamated Sugar Co......................       1,145,405          (68,408)        (37,305)       1,039,693
    American Crystal Sugar Co.................       1,967,161          (34,459)        (18,791)       1,913,912
    Michigan Sugar Co.........................         552,490           107,128  ..............         659,618
    Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op....................         371,529            76,249  ..............         447,778
    So. Minn Beet Sugar Co-op.................         722,035          (75,606)        (41,230)         605,200
    Western Sugar Co..........................         546,256             (345)            (73)         546,050
    Wyoming Sugar Growers, LLC................          44,794           (4,771)         (2,602)          37,421
                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------
        TOTAL BEET SUGAR......................       5,349,671  ................       (100,000)       5,249,671
STATE CANE SUGAR ALLOTMENTS:
    Florida...................................       2,283,112          (22,051)       (411,110)       1,849,951

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    Louisiana.................................       1,766,244           (6,044)       (112,681)       1,647,519
    Texas.....................................         198,475           (1,406)        (26,209)         170,860
    Hawaii....................................         245,499            29,501  ..............         275,000
                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------
        TOTAL CANE SUGAR......................       4,493,330  ................        (550,00)       3,943,330
CANE PROCESSORS' MARKETING ALLOCATIONS:
Florida
    Florida Crystals..........................         940,017          (12,711)       (236,976)         690,330
    Growers Co-op of FL.......................         410,698           (3,543)        (66,055)         341,100
    U.S. Sugar Corp...........................         932,397           (5,797)       (108,079)         818,521
                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------
        TOTAL.................................       2,283,112          (22,051)       (411,110)       1,849,951
Louisiana
    Louisiana Sugar Cane Products, Inc........       1,226,182           (4,826)        (89,968)       1,131,388
    M.A. Patout & Sons........................         540,061           (1,218)        (22,712)         516,131
                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------
        TOTAL.................................       1,766,244           (6,044)       (112,681)       1,647,519
Texas:
    Rio Grande Valley.........................         198,475           (1,406)        (26,209)         170,860
Hawaii:
    Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company.......         245,499            29,501  ..............         275,000
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    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 714b and 7 U.S.C. 1359hh(c).

Val Dolcini,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency, and Executive Vice President, 
Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2015-32456 Filed 12-23-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-05-P