A study from Texas A&M University Agricultural Food and Policy Center shows the U.S. sugar industry has a positive impact on the economy. “More than 151,000 jobs are supported by sugar production in the United States,” said Rob Johansson, director of economics and policy, American Sugar Alliance. “There’s annual contributions to the economy at more than $23 billion. Both of those are an increase from the last study ten years ago.” Minnesota is the top sugarbeet producing state in the country, averaging more than one million tons of beets each year. Sugarbeet production generates more than $3 billion in economic impacts in Minnesota. Sugarbeet production contributes more than $1.8 billion annually to North Dakota’s economy. Read the report.
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