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, administrative, international trade, science and innovation, legal 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 sugar needs. It is a challenge and responsibility that they take seriously and proudly accept.
The beet sugar industry is strategically important to the United States because it produces 1.1 million acres of beets which are processed in 20 factories that are farm owned, and provide enough sugar for 140,000 people.