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EDEN PRAIRIE, MN — ACH Seeds announced the winners of the 2017 National Sugar Bounty Program at the 2018 American Sugarbeet Growers Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The national winner, Dave Apers of Doverland Farms in Dover Centre, Ontario was awarded a customized Polaris Ranger as well as trip expenses and registration to the ASGA meeting. Seven regional winners were also awarded a trip to the ASGA meeting, along with a plaque and Sugar Bounty Program jacket.
Sugarbeet growers across North America combine their cultural practices and beet seed genetics in order to achieve the highest sugar per ton and per acre. The ACH Seeds National Sugar Bounty Program recognizes growers who meet these criteria when planting ACH Seeds Crystal brand beet seed varieties.
For more information on the Sugar Bounty program, please go to ACH Seeds.com or talk with your local ACH Seeds Sales Agent.
ACH Seeds, Inc., marketers of Crystal brand sugarbeet seed, headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, offers knowledge, collaboration, and leadership to US sugarbeet growers in meeting sugarbeet operating goals through superb plant breeding and exceptional customer service and support.
Photos of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Photos by Mike Spieker.
Washington, DC – On February 2, 2018, Dan Younggren of Hallock, Minnesota was elected Vice President of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association (ASGA) for 2018 by farmer representatives from across the country who gathered for the ASGA annual meeting in Washington, DC. He has served on the Board of the ASGA since 2008.
American Sugarbeet Growers Association President, Galen Lee, sat down with Farm Talk on Monday.
Click below to listen to Galen Lee's interview on AgNews 890's Farm Talk!
We're Better Together — National Association of Wheat Growers President Gordon Stoner was one of a half-dozen farm organization leaders who were part of a panel discussion at the American Sugarbeet Growers Association annual meeting. Stoner said the farm groups all agree on the need to stick together. The Red River Farm Network asked Stoner if he thinks the Farm Bill will be a heavy lift. “There are budget challenges. We have continuing attacks on crop insurance. The groups that are determined to tear the Farm Bill apart, separate it from nutrition; it is an avenue to try and defeat it."
Trade Agreements in Spotlight at ASGA Meeting — President Trump’s focus on renegotiating trade agreements is getting attention at this week’s American Sugarbeet Growers Association annual meeting. Executive Vice President Luther Markwart says it is unclear how NAFTA would be renegotiated.
"I know he is anxious to do it, but, since we haven’t done one of these renegotiations before, there’s not much precedent for it. We’re going to have to wait and see how it plays a little bit and not speculate too early in the process.” Markwart says sugar will always be part of any trade negotiation.