As has been told in posts in this space, Hilliards House of Candy, with its co-owner, Judy Hilliard-McCarthy, playing point, has been working hard in petitioning and making the case to the federal government that a U.S. sugar program is unnecessarily upping the price of sugar, which, in turn, hurts American food manufacturers, consumers, and threatens U.S. jobs.
Please click here to read a post that ran here on May 20, which discusses Judy’s trip to Washington D.C. earlier that month, where, as a member of a confectioner trade industry group, she talked with member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, advocating on behalf of legislation that change U.S. sugar policy, and would benefit American companies, consumers, and American workers.
U.S. sugar policy continues to be a big story. In fact, on October 20, the New York Times addressed the issue in an article, titled, “American Candy Makers, Pinched By Inflated Sugar Prices, Look Abroad.”
And, as is only appropriate, in the story, written by Ron Nixon, Hilliards House of Candy and its co-owner, Judy Hilliard-McCarthy, received a strong mention, including a quote from her, and a photo of candy-making at Hilliards (please see above), one of two images used in the story.
Please click here to be taken to the full New York Times article.
The fight continues – and Hilliards House of Candy will continue to bring it, and advocate and make the case of just and proper change in U.S. sugar policy.