Supporting America's Sweetest Growers

Welcome

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

Damage Caused by Subsidized Mexican Sugar Comes in Focus

The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a preliminary ruling in May, by a 5 to 0 vote, that U.S. sugar
producers are being harmed by unfair trading actions by Mexico. And in a June 10 report, the ITC detailed the injury
caused by Mexico dumping subsidized sugar onto the U.S. market.
 
Now, the USDA has released new data that helps further quantify some of the damage.  In its latest acreage report, USDA notes that acres of both sugarbeets and sugarcane are down this year – 1.7% and 3.5% respectively.
 
Since Mexico began flooding the U.S. market with dumped and subsidized product, U.S. prices have fallen, costing U.S. producers an estimated $1 billion on this crop alone. This depressed business environment is leading to contraction by efficient U.S. producers while inefficient Mexican producers seize more and more market share with the aid of unfair trade.  (Read more)

 


 

USTR Announces Reallocation of Unused FY 2014 World Trade Organization Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar

 

Washington, D.C. -- The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today announced country-specific reallocations of the fiscal year (FY) 2014 in-quota quantity of the World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar. TRQs allow countries to export specified quantities of a product to the United States at a relatively low tariff, but subject all imports of the product above a pre-determined threshold to a higher tariff.  (Read more)


   

U.S. Sugar Producers File Antidumping, Subsidy Cases Against Mexico

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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


   

State of the Candy Industry is Strong

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.  (more3.4.14


   

Sugar Producer of the Year

2014 Sugar Producer of the Year awarded to Mark Arnold, Holloway, MN