71 FR 66157 E6-19077. Domestic Sugar Program-Final 2005-Crop and Initial 2006-Crop Cane Sugar and Sugar Beet Marketing Allotments and Company Allocations  

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    This notice sets forth the final 2005-crop and initial 2006-crop cane state allotments and company allocations to sugarcane and sugar beet processors. The 2005-crop year runs from October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006 (fiscal year (FY) 2006). The 2006-crop (FY 2007) cane state allotments and company allocations are based on an 8.750 million short tons, raw value (STRV) overall allotment quantity (OAQ) of domestic sugar. These actions apply to all domestic sugar marketed for human consumption in the United States from October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2007. Although CCC already has announced all of the information in this notice, CCC is statutorily required to publish in the Federal Register determinations establishing, adjusting, or suspending sugar marketing allotments.

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    ADDRESSES: Back to Top

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

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    Barbara Fecso at (202) 720-4146.

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    Final FY 2006 State Allotments and Company Allocations Back to Top

    Section 359e(b) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, (7 U.S.C. 1359ee(b) requires the Secretary to reassign allocation to imports if it is determined that processors will be unable to market their allocations and there is no CCC inventory. In a July 27, 2006 news release, CCC announced that the agency had determined that the domestic sugar supply would be unable to fill 246,000 STRV of the OAQ and, in accordance with the statute, reassigned this deficit to imports. Hence, state allotments and company allocations were adjusted downward to reflect each company's and each state's ability to market its allocation and allotment.

    The final 2005-crop (FY 2006) beet and cane sugar marketing allotments and allocations are listed in the following table:

    FY 2006 Overall Beet/Cane Allotments and Allocations Back to Top
    Distribution FY 2006 Allotments/allocations as of 3/22/06 Change due to reassignments Final FY 2006 allotments/allocations
    17/27/06 is for early entry FY07 raw sugar TRQ.
    Beet Sugar 4,839,725 −63,345 4,776,380
    Cane Sugar 3,164,275 −182,655 2,981,620
    WTO Raw Sugar Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)1 670,000 75,000 745,000
    Mexico TRQ Raw or Refined 276,000 0 276,000
    Refined TRQ (global first-come, first-served) 400,000 109,921 509,921
    FY 2006 Non Program Imports 0 61,079 61,079
    Total OAQ 9,350,000 0 9,350,000
    Beet Processors' Marketing Allocations:      
    Amalgamated Sugar Co 1,158,015 −79,225 1,078,790
    American Crystal Sugar Co 1,731,118 6,000 1,737,118
    Michigan Sugar Co 467,030 3,984 471,014
    Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op 279,237 4,085 283,322
    So. Minn Beet Sugar Co-op 677,756 2,486 680,242
    Western Sugar Co 473,047 462 473,509
    Wyoming Sugar Co 53,521 −1,136 52,385
    Total Beet Sugar 4,839,725 −63,345 4,776,380
    State Cane Sugar Allotments:      
    Florida 1,445,792 −78,164 1,367,628
    Louisiana 1,273,054 −76,279 1,196,775
    Texas 180,425 −4,095 176,330
    Hawaii 265,003 −24,116 240,887
    Puerto Rico 0 0 0
    Total Cane Sugar 3,164,275 −182,655 2,981,620
    Cane Processors' Marketing Allocations:      
    Florida      
    Florida Crystals 507,121 −11,388 495,733
    Growers Co-op. of FL 265,129 −3,913 261,216
    U.S. Sugar Corp 673,542 −62,863 610,679
    Total 1,445,792 −78,164 1,367,628
    Louisiana      
    Alma Plantation 131,302 −3,141 128,161
    Cajun Sugar Co-op 124,626 −10,892 113,734
    Cora-Texas Mfg. Co 153,001 −13,707 139,294
    Lafourche Sugars Corp 73,075 −1,527 71,548
    Louisiana Sugarcane Co-op 94,036 −4,036 90,000
    Lula Westfield, LLC 168,219 −5,177 163,043
    M.A. Patout Sons 345,197 −31,152 314,044
    St. Mary Sugar Co-op 106,250 −2,100 104,150
    So. Louisiana Sugars Co-op 77,347 −4,546 72,801
    Total 1,273,054 −76,279 1,196,775
    Texas      
    Rio Grande Valley 180,425 −4,095 176,330
    Hawaii      
    Gay Robinson, Inc 54,638 −2 54,636
    Hawaiian Commercial Sugar Company 210,366 −24,115 186,251
    Total 265,003 −24,116 240,887

    Initial FY 2007 State Allotments and Company Allocations Back to Top

    Section 359b(b)(1) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, (7 U.S.C. 1359bb(b)(1) requires the Secretary to establish, by the beginning of each crop year, an appropriate allotment for the marketing by processors of sugar processed from sugar beets and from domestically produced cane sugar at a level the Secretary estimates will result in no forfeitures of sugar to CCC under the loan program. When CCC announced the 8.750 million ton OAQ for FY 2007 in July 2006, it distributed 54.35 percent of the FY 2007 OAQ (4,755,625 STRV) to the beet sugar allotment. At that time, however, CCC determined that the cane sector would be unable to fill 375,000 STRV of its allotment and, hence, withheld this amount for reassignment to imports. Consequently, of the 45.65 percent of the OAQ statutorily allotted to the cane sector (3,994,375 STRV), only 3,619,375 STRV was allotted to cane states for allocation to sugarcane processors. Cane state allotments and processor allocations were announced by CCC on September 28, 2006.

    To establish beet processor allocations, CCC applies the beet sector's allotment to fixed company allocation shares. Likewise, cane state and cane processor allocations are calculated by applying fixed shares to the cane sugar allotment. Allocation amounts will change only if CCC determines that a processor cannot fill its sugar allocation for the year and reassigns the unused allocation to other processors or if a sugarcane grower successfully transfers allocation commensurate with his production history to another processor. On September 28, 2006, CCC transferred a portion of Alma Plantation L.L.C.'s allocation to Cora Texas Manufacturing Company based on growers' petitions to transfer allocation when Alma closed its Cinclare factory.

    CCC is required to limit the amount of sugarcane acreage that may be harvested in Louisiana for sugar or seed whenever marketing allotments are in effect and the quantity of sugarcane estimated to be produced in Louisiana, plus a reasonable carryover, exceeds the marketing allotment allocation for Louisiana. This limitation is referred to as a “proportionate share,” and is applied to each farm's sugarcane acreage base to determine the quantity of sugarcane that may be harvested on that farm. Because production is expected to be inadequate to fill Louisiana's FY 2007 allotment, CCC has determined that there will be no proportionate share restrictions for the 2006 crop year.

    In FY 2004, CCC determined that Puerto Rico's processors permanently terminated operations because no sugar had been processed for two complete years. Consequently, the allocation of 6,356 STRV was permanently reassigned to the mainland cane-producing states. Hawaii received none of Puerto Rico's reassignment because it is not expected to use all of its current cane sugar allotment. A request for an allocation as a new entrant would be required for any mills in Puerto Rico to market cane sugar in the future.

    The established 2006-crop (FY 2007) beet and cane sugar marketing allotments are listed in the following table:

    FY 2007 Overall Beet/Cane Allotments And Allocations Back to Top
    Distribution Initial FY 2007 allotments/allocations Changes due to reassignments Adjusted initial FY 2007allotments/ allocations
    Beet Sugar 4,755,625 0 4,755,625
    Cane Sugar 3,994,375 −375,000 3,619,375
    Reassignment to Imports 0 375,000 375,000
    Total OAQ 8,750,000 0 8,750,000
    Beet Processors' Marketing Allocations:      
    Amalgamated Sugar Co 990,810 0 990,810
    American Crystal Sugar Co 1,828,960 0 1,828,960
    Michigan Sugar Co 477,920 0 477,920
    Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op 296,690 0 296,690
    So. Minn Beet Sugar Co-op 624,582 0 624,582
    Western Sugar Co 473,221 0 473,221
    Wyoming Sugar Co 63,441 0 63,441
    Total Beet Sugar 4,755,625 0 4,755,625
    State Cane Sugar Allotments:      
    Florida 1,975,622 −213,359 1,762,263
    Louisiana 1,528,365 −143,141 1,385,224
    Texas 171,744 28,680 200,424
    Hawaii 318,644 −47,179 271,465
    Total Cane Sugar 3,994,375 −375,000 3,619,375
    Cane Processors' Marketing Allocations:      
    Florida      
    Florida Crystals 813,415 −128,606 684,809
    Growers Co-op. of FL 355,385 −45,052 310,334
    U.S. Sugar Corp 806,821 −39,701 767,120
    Total 1,975,622 −213,359 1,762,263
    Louisiana      
    Alma Plantation 127,988 −7,199 120,789
    Cajun Sugar Co-op 154,543 −28,052 126,491
    Cora-Texas Mfg. Co 159,455 14,258 173,712
    Lafourche Sugars Corp 83,245 115 83,359
    Louisiana Sugarcane Co-op 117,521 −13,867 103,654
    Lula Westfield, LLC 180,483 10,756 191,239
    M.A. Patout Sons 429,373 −15,647 413,726
    St. Mary Sugar Co-op 155,667 −43,313 112,354
    So. Louisiana Sugars Co-op 120,091 −60,191 59,900
    Total 1,528,365 −143,141 1,385,224
    Texas      
    Rio Grande Valley 171,744 28,680 200,424
    Hawaii      
    Gay Robinson, Inc 73,145 −25,618 47,527
    Hawaiian Commercial Sugar Company 245,499 −21,561 223,938
    Total 318,644 −47,179 271,465

    Signed in Washington, DC, on November 2, 2006.

    Teresa C. Lasseter,

    Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.

    [FR Doc. E6-19077 Filed 11-9-06; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 3410-05-P

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Published:
11/13/2006
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Notice.
Document Number:
E6-19077
Document Citation:
71 FR 66157
Pages:
66157-66160 (4 pages)