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Economic Impact

The Economic Impact of Sugarbeet

The Economic Impact of Sugarbeet


Sugarbeets are a valuable commodity that bring huge economic benefits and thousands of jobs to our region.


  • Sugarbeets contribute $300 million in revenue, accounting for about 10 percent of our region’s total cash receipts from crops.
  • Processed sugar from our region’s sugarbeets brings in about $900 million in annual revenue.
  • Amalgamated Sugar, a grower-owned sugarbeet processing company, has about 1,600 employees and accounts for 2.5 percent of all manufacturing jobs in our region.
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