ISGA Expands, Changes Name

The Idaho Sugarbeet Growers Association is no more. The organization announced Tuesday is has expanded membership to the west now including Oregon and Washington growers. And with that expansion comes a new name, Snake River Sugarbeet Association, which represents 700 growers across the PNW on a combined 180,000 acres, accounting for nearly seven million tons […]

Despite Heat, Drought, 2021 A Good Year For Idaho Sugar Beet Growers

The summer was one for the record book here in the Pacific Northwest. But despite unprecedented heat and drought, one industry that fared very well was sugar beets. Brad Griff, Executive Director of the Idaho Sugar Beet Growers Association, says he was pleasantly surprised how well the beets weathered everything 2021 threw their way. “We […]

Motorists Asked To Slow Down During Harvest

Whether it’s sugarbeets, apples, grapes or one of many other commodities across the region, the Pacific Northwest remains very busy and active this harvest season. And with that activity comes additional truck and implement traffic on country roads and interstates. “Just wish our growers the best of luck and a safe harvest this October,” said […]

Griff: Early Sugar Beet Harvest Looks Good

While weeks remain on the 2021 sugar beet harvest, Brad Griff, Executive Director of the Idaho Sugarbeet Growers Association, said this year’s harvest is off to a good start. He said that’s welcomed news since 2021 started off with some challenges, thanks to strong winds and cold temperatures, making it hard to get the crop […]

Griff: 2021 Sugar Beet Crop Looks Good

Despite record heat and drought, it looks like 2021 will be a fairly good year for sugar beet growers in Idaho. According to Idaho Sugar Beet Growers Association Executive director, Brad Griff, the crop is on track for a good year with two months to go before harvest. “We’re on pace for a decent year. […]

Griff Highlights The Importance Of Advocacy Efforts During The Pandemic

The pandemic has made many aspects of life more challenging for the farming community, but advocacy does not have to be one of those. Brad Griff Executive Director of the Idaho Sugarbeet Growers Association, said they were scheduled to meet up with fellow growers from across the country a few weeks ago to talk with […]

2020 A Good Year For Idaho Sugar Beet Growers

Despite the pandemic, 2020 was a good year for Idaho’s Sugar Beet industry. Brad Griff, Executive Director for the Idaho Sugar Beet Growers Association, said in terms of tons and sugar, it was the second biggest crop in company history. “The harvest was excellent. It was warm enough that the beets came out nice and […]