Proudly Grower Owned
Amalgamated Sugar Company produces sugar from sugarbeets grown
by the 700+ members of our cooperative. Amalgamated Sugar is the
second largest manufacturer of sugar from sugarbeets in the United States
and sells sugar across the country through our national sales
company, National Sugar Marketing Cooperative, Inc.
Amalgamated Sugar Company is a sugarbeet grower-owned and led company. Currently, the Company has a 25-member Board of Directors who have been elected from nine director districts across Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Directors are voted into their positions by the Members in their director district for a three-year term. The Board of Directors works together with Amalgamated Sugar Company’s Management Team to guide the business operations of the Company.
Our growers raise sugarbeets on approximately 180,000 acres of prime irrigated land, producing 7,000,000 tons of sugarbeets annually. Sugarbeets are planted in the spring, harvested in the fall, and contain approximately 18% sugar by weight. Our sugarbeets are processed during the fall and winter at three sugarbeet factories.
Science in Agriculture
Amalgamated Sugar works closely with our growers to improve sugarbeet crops produced through research, striving for data-driven excellence. We conduct studies to improve sugarbeet variety selection, agronomic practices, and integrated pest management. Our goal is to help our growers become more efficient and sustainable while continuing to provide the highest quality products.
Sugarbeet factories are large scale, heavy industrial facilities. Operating 24/7, the factories process sugarbeets during the fall and winter, produce sugar 11 months per year, and operate molasses separators year-round. Sugarbeets are processed into both refined sugar and animal feed products.
Amalgamated Sugar provides high-quality jobs and stability to many families and individuals. We are dedicated to supporting our growers, the agricultural industry, and all of the customers and communities we serve.