NCA Sugar Fly-In

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In January 2023 a new Congress arrived in Washington. This is the same group of legislators who will consider farm bill reauthorization, and we can’t waste any time before engaging these policymakers in our fight to reform the U.S. sugar program. In 2023 every member of Congress is a possible supporter when it comes to reforming federal sugar policy. We’re asking you to come to D.C. to canvass offices on Capitol Hill to argue for changes to federal policy that will make more sugar available to U.S. manufacturers and stem the rising costs associated with the crucial commodity.

During your time on the Hill, you will not have a series of formal meetings. Instead, we will send you into dozens of offices to spread the word that it’s time to reform the U.S. sugar program. NCA will provide the talking points, create leave-behind materials and conduct follow-up, You will provide the compelling presence we need to show lawmakers that our industry matters. If you have an office or a facility close enough to bring several members of your professional staff or operations teams, please do. Imagine how effective it will be for any one office to be visited by dozens of VOTERS supporting sugar reform in one single day! 


Tuesday, February 7 

  • 7-9 p.m. – Drop-In Dinner 
    Location announced soon
    • If you do not have plans, join fellow attendees and NCA staff for a casual dinner on us! Arrive and depart on your own schedule.

Wednesday, February 8 

  • 9 a.m. – Shuttle Departs Pendry for Capitol Hill/Invariant Townhouse
    Lobby Level of Pendry hotel
    • Please note that because of varying schedules throughout the day, there will be no transportation provided back to the hotel or to the reception later in the day.
  • 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast & Brief Remarks
    Invariant Townhouse
    316 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
    • NCA’s Brian McKeon will provide an overview of the day, share tips and tricks for making sure your visits are successful and distribute leave-behind materials. The townhouse will be available to you throughout the day if you need to catch up on work or take a break.
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Canvass Capitol Hill
    House and Senate Office Buildings
    • Drop in on your list of pre-assigned offices and make other visits as desired.
  • 5:30 – 7 p.m. – Candy Caucus Reception: Valentine’s Day Treat & Greet
    Capitol Visitor Center HVC-201
    • Join us in honoring the 118th Congress and members of the Congressional Candy Caucus.


If you need any special accommodations, including language services, please email [email protected]. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.