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June 1, 2001

U.S. Plans to Sell Surplus Sugar

Some of the nation's sugar glut is headed for motorists' gas tanks.

The government announced plans Thursday to sell 100,000 tons of surplus sugar for refining into ethanol, an oxygen-boosting gasoline additive normally made from corn.

The Agriculture Department is holding nearly 747,000 tons of sugar that was forfeited by producers last year under a program that supports sugar prices.

Storage for the sugar is costing taxpayers $16.5 million a year.

``Efficient management of the program requires that we try to do something with those crops,'' said J.B. Penn, USDA's undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services.

The planned sale is small enough to keep from reducing corn prices, said Penn said.

The surplus sugar cost the government about 20 cents per pound. Ethanol producers are not expected to pay more than a third of that price.


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