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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.
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WASHINGTON – America’s sugar producers today asked the United States government to take corrective action against Mexico’s sugar industry for dumping subsidized sugar onto the U.S. market and inflicting harm on U.S. growers and taxpayers.
The antidumping and countervailing duty petitions filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce allege that the Mexican industry has shipped sugar to the United States at dumping margins of 45 percent or more and has received substantial subsidies from Mexican federal and state governments. Read more
For years, it's been difficult for lawmakers to learn about confectioners' economic success. That's because candy lobbyists are too busy telling Congress that sugar policy has caused them financial harm.
Now Capitol Hill has a place to go for Big Candy's Big News. The American Sugar Alliance released a new website this week that will keep track of the financial news and stories of expansions and job growth coming out of the candy business. Read more 3.25.14
This week, the National Confectioners Association (NCA) is hosting its annual State of the Industry Conference at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami.
Based on the news pushed out by NCA recently, conference attendees will likely hear that the state of the candy industry is strong. Ironically, they'll also probably hear from industry lobbyists that sugar policy is causing financial hardship. (more) 3.4.14
Farm policy accounts for just one-quarter of 1% of overall federal spending. It came in under budget during the 2008 Farm Bill. And the new Farm Bill promises to cut even more.
And as the cheapest of all major commodity policies, sugar’s share of this relatively insignificant budget footprint is almost non-existent. (more) 2.25.14
WASHINGTON—With a strong five-year sugar policy at their side, U.S. sugar producers are now setting their sights on addressing the foreign sugar subsidies that make U.S. sugar policy necessary. That’s according to Jack Roney, director of economics and policy analysis for the American Sugar Alliance (ASA), who spoke today at the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum. (more) 2.21.14