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.