The U.S. Sugar Industry is comprised of 11,000 sugarbeet and sugarcane family farmers and supports 151,000 good-paying jobs

Contrary to the narrative on iHeartMedia’s Big Sugar Podcast, in America, 11,000 sugarbeet and sugarcane family farmers support 151,000 jobs across more than two dozen states. Our industry is 100% farmer-, employee-, and family- owned. All of the sugar industry pays fair wages and offers good benefits to their workers. Sugar planting and harvesting is high-tech and nearly 100% mechanized. Sugarbeet processors and cane refineries employ 100% union skilled labor. We provide high quality sugar to American consumers everyday — even throughout the pandemic.