Idaho sugar industry poised for success over the next several years

John O'Connell/Capital Press Amalgamated Sugar Co. Chairman Duane Grant stands in front of a sugar beet pile in Rupert, Idaho, on Dec. 14, 2015. Grant, a Rupert farmer, said the company and its 780 sugar beet growers are poised for success over the next several years.

BOISE — Idaho’s sugar beet industry was successful in fiscal year 2016 and is poised for more success over the next several years, according to industry leaders.

“I would (describe) our company as strong and poised,” Amalgamated Sugar Co. Chairman Duane Grant told Idaho lawmakers recently.

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