The purpose of the organization is to unite sugarbeet growers in the United States and promote the common interest of state and regional beet grower associations, which include legislative and international representation and public relations.

Our members associations represent 10,000 family farmers in all 11 producing states (California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming). The Board of Directors donate their time and talents to ASGA in order to represent their growers' interests in maintaining a strong, profitable, efficient and productive industry. They and their fellow farmers are dedicated to supplying a portion of the consumer's sweetener needs. It is a challenge and responsibility that they take seriously and proudly accept.

National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard was enacted on July 29, 2016. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) has until July 28, 2018, to establish a national standard and the procedures necessary for implementation. USDA-AMS posed 30 questions to interested stakeholders that it will use in drafting a proposed rule. Below is the United States Beet Sugar Industry’s response to key questions.

Benefits of Genetic Engineering in Sugarbeets

The National Research Council Committee on Genetically Engineered Crops is to be commended for its timely and thorough review of Genetically Engineered (GE) crops. We believe that your comprehensive examination of the facts will provide additional insights and knowledge about the technology and enhance consumer confidence in the GE crops we produce and the food we consume.

In The News

The New GMOAnswers.com

With its refreshed site, GMO Answers continues to help visitors find better answers to their questions about agriculture, biotechnology and how our food is grown. As the conversation around GMOs continues to change, the refreshed website is an enhanced platform that allows GMO Answers to better serve consumers. The website’s enhanced search functionality will better… Continue Reading

Sugar Rationing’s 75th Anniversary Highlights New Threat

Mrs. J.A. Tiedt sat down at a table across from a high school teacher in Culver, Indiana, 75 years ago this month and became the first person in her town to receive a book of sugar ration stamps. It was May 1942 and World War II was raging across Europe. Sugar was the first food… Continue Reading

Press Release: 10 Years Later, Sugar Prices Down but Food Prices Up

From the International Sweetener Symposium: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho—Grocery shoppers with a sweet tooth are paying more than double what they paid for a candy bar 10 years earlier, even though the sugar in that candy bar is cheaper today than a decade ago. That’s according to an annual survey of sweetened product prices conducted by… Continue Reading

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