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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.
In the News
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