American Sugarbeet Growers Association board member and Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative Chair Pat Freese is looking forward to hearing the policy and trade discussions at the ASGA virtual annual meeting. “With the new administration coming in we want to get some thoughts as to what the policies could look like going forward.” said Freese. “This will help us improve circumstances for sugarbeet growers across the country.” Climate change is a priority in the Biden administration. “Agriculture will need to work with climate change policy, including energy use. There’s also carbon sequestration. With that, there are options for sugarbeet growers including cover crops. I think there are programs similar to that sugarbeet growers can use which fall under the climate change approach. It’s new to everyone and I think technology will be key.”
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