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.

In The News

Promises Kept or Promises Broken?

Congress made a promise to rural America when it passed the 2014 Farm Bill, which was the bi-partisan product of more than three years of careful deliberation and 40 hearings. Although the 2014 Farm Bill reduced spending by $23 billion, lawmakers promised farmers that the bill would still provide them a strong five-year safety net… Continue Reading

KWS and Monsanto Extend Partnership to Develop Next-Generation Sugarbeet Technology

Partnership combines advanced plant breeding, additional options for managing tough weeds [Oct. 21, 2015] — KWS SAAT SE and Monsanto Company announced today an extension of their partnership that will focus on helping U.S. and Canadian sugarbeet growers manage tough-to-control weeds. The new technology will seek to deliver tolerance to three different herbicides — glyphosate,… Continue Reading

U.S. Beet Sugar Industry Urges Action on National Food Labeling Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date:  October 21, 2015 Contact:  American Sugarbeet Growers Washington, D.C. – Sugarbeet growers and processors from across the nation applauded the Senate Agriculture Committee today for holding an important hearing on the safety of genetically modified food ingredients and the importance of biotechnology. The hearing once again demonstrated the urgent need for… Continue Reading

Sugar Producers Call for End of Global Subsidies at Congressional Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2015 WASHINGTON—During a House Agriculture Committee hearing about foreign agricultural subsidies today, U.S. sugar producers publicly pledged to scrap U.S. sugar policy if other countries would stop manipulating the global sugar market with trade-distorting policies. “Absent government intervention, the world sugar price would rise to reflect the cost of producing… Continue Reading

USTR Stands Strong with U.S. Sugar Producers

During a political discussion sponsored by POLITICO several weeks ago, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman had the following to say about granting additional sugar market access to countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiation: “We’re talking to all the parties, and sugar’s obviously a great sensitivity to our market here, and whatever we do… Continue Reading

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