Snake River Sugarbeet Growers Association
We advocate for sugarbeet growers and educate the public about the agriculture industry.
WHAT IS A SUGARBEET?
Sugarbeets are a root crop. A sugarbeet is a cousin to the red garden beet you see at the grocery store, though a sugarbeet is much larger and white in color.
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT
Sugarbeets are a valuable commodity, bringing huge economic benefits and thousands of jobs to our region.
SUGARBEETS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
In 2005, the United States Department of Agriculture approved the commercial use of genetically engineered (GE) sugarbeets. Since then, our growers have used GE sugarbeets with a minor genetic change to tolerate the herbicide glyphosate.