The American Sugarbeet Growers Association will have a virtual annual meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. The event will feature key congressional lawmakers like Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow and North Dakota Senator John Hoeven. Attendees will also hear from former House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson. ASGA President Dan Younggren, who farms at Hallock, Minnesota, says the sugar industry is already working on the 2023 Farm Bill. “It takes many years of laying groundwork for the bill. The turnover in Washington D.C. seems to be historical each election. With the turnover comes many people who have never voted on a farm bill. Our work has already started.” Younggren says the meeting will focus on other key issues impacting sugarbeet growers like climate change and trade. “It’s unbelievable and a huge line-up. If you haven’t signed up, register, because it is free.”
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