How Sugarbeets Affect Our Nation’s Economy

The American sugar industry has a significant impact on the nation’s economy.

The U.S sugar industry, consisting of beet and cane, not only provides important product for our nourishment, but is a major economic force in our struggling rural economies as well.  The industry employs 151,000 people  in 22 states and has an annual economic impact of nearly $23 billion on the American economy.