In testimony before the House Agriculture Committee today, a representative of the domestic sugar industry outlined four policy objectives that are needed to assure reliable supplies and price stability of sugar for consumers and producers. Ray VanDriessche, a farmer from Bay City, Michigan, and current president of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association, also said the policy objectives would, among other things, "protect taxpayers by generating all sugar producer income from the marketplace," and not rely on the government for income.