Consumer Support for Comprehensive Sugar Policy Urged By Growers -- “At the annual meeting of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association held in Tucson, February 2-6, Executive Vice President Richard Blake urged adoption of a policy that would provide U.S. consumers with a dependable supply of sugar at fair and stable prices. . . . According to Blake, since 1974 the U.S. has continued to move toward greater reliance on sugar exporting countries whose collective ability to supply domestic needs is neither constant nor predictable.