Sugarbeets are one of the leading raw materials for the production of manufactured sugar in the United States. Total sugarbeet production reached nearly 28.8 million tons in 2011. Minnesota is generally the leading producer of sugarbeets, followed by North Dakota or Idaho. In 2011, Minnesota produced more than 8.9 million tons of sugarbeets, or nearly 31 percent, of the total crop. Idaho produced nearly 6.1 million tons and North Dakota produced more than 4.6 million tons. (NASS 2012). September 2012 ... Sugarbeets
- American Sugar Alliance - A national coalition of cane, beet and corn farmers, processors, suppliers, workers and others dedicated to preserving a strong domestic sweetener industry.
- American Sugarbeet Growers Association - The purpose of the organization is to unite the sugar beet growers in the United States and promote the common interest of its members, through legislative and international representation and public relations.
- Crop Production Annual Summary, National Ag Statistics Service (NASS), USDA, 2012.
- Crop Values Annual Summary, NASS, USDA, 2012.
- Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS), Foreign Ag Service (FAS), USDA.
- Sugar: World Markets and Trade, FAS, USDA.
- Sugar Publications - Since the 1960s, Sugar Publications has served the U.S. and international sugar industry through the production and distribution of two well-known publications: The Sugarbeet Grower magazine and Gilmore Sugar Manual. The Sugarbeet Grower is a periodical geared toward today's U.S. and Canadian sugarbeet producer.
- U.S. Sugar Industry Directory - This is a who's who of those involved in the sugar industry. There are listings for several hundred companies, organizations and agencies involved in the production, processing and marketing of sugarbeets.
- WSRO.com (World Sugar Research Organisation) - This international scientific research organization is supported by the worldwide sugar industry.
- The Economic Feasibility of Ethanol Production from Sugar in the United States, Louisiana State University and USDA, 2006.
- Ethanol from U.S. Sugar Feedstocks: A Sweet or Sour Deal?, Ethanol Producer magazine, 2007 - Examines if U.S. feedstocks customarily used to refine sugar—sugarcane and sugarbeets—would make good candidates as ethanol feedstocks.
- Value-Added Corner: Michigan Sugar, Value-Added Producer Grant Success Stories, Rural Cooperatives, 2004 - USDA helps Michigan sugarbeet growers purchase processing plant.
- Facts About Sugar Beets and Beet Sugar - This case study follows a southern Minnesota sugar cooperative near Renville.
- Growing Sugar Beets - This site contains over 30 presentations featuring specialists from North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota on sugarbeet production, insects, weeds, etc.
- Iowa State Researches Growing Sugar Beets for Biofuel, Iowa State University, 2009.
- Sugar Beet, The National Non-Food Crops Centre, York, United Kingdom.
- Sugarbeets, Michigan State University Extension - This site contains various sugarbeet trials and results for different varieties, nitrogen, tillage, etc.
- Sugarbeet Research & Education Board of Minnesota and North Dakota - The Research and Education Board exists to promote research, education and sugar production.
- Sugarbeet Research Unit, Ag Research Service, USDA - This website covers a wide variety of sugarbeet research.
- American Crystal Sugar Company - A cooperative of producers that has grown to include a processing plant.
- American Crystal Sugar Company: Diversification in the Corn Sweetener Industry, Kansas State University, 2002 - This case study focuses on the sugar and sweetener industries during the 1990s.
- American Crystal Sugar Company: Making Ethanol from Sugar Beets?, Greg McKee, North Dakota State University, and Mike Boland, Kansas State University, 2007 - This case study considers various economic factors that impact the supply and demand for ethanol and how sugarbeet ethanol is produced.
- The Rocky Mountain Sugar Growers Cooperative: "Sweet" or "Sugar-Coated" Visions of the Future?, Ag Marketing Resource Center, Kansas State University, 2004 - A cooperative corporation formed in June 2000 for the purpose of acquiring the Western Sugar Company.
- Wyoming Sugar Company, Ag Marketing Resource Center, 2003 - An overview of the sugar company, which began in 1916.
Links checked September 2012.