The Utah Beet Growers Association Papers, 1960-1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Utah Beet Growers Association
The Utah Beet Growers Association Papers
1960-1980 (inclusive)
3 boxes, (1 linear foot)
Collection Number
Miscellaneous records, including annual reports, by-laws, reports, correspondence from the 1960s and 1970s.
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

For much of the twentieth century sugar beets were Utah's most important cash crop. Farmers grew beets under contract with a sugar company. Two large Utah based companies, Utah-Idaho and The Amalgamated Sugar companies, dominated the industry, processing beets throughout the state.

Growers organized in the 1920s through the American Farm Bureau Federation in order to bargain collectively with the companies for the sale of their crop. Growers association were organized on local, state and national levels. The state association negotiated a contract with company representatives every year. Farmers pressed for higher prices through their association. But the association was not limited to bargaining over prices. Grower representatives were present in the scale house insuring accurate weights and measures; they checked the tare; they were also present in the laboratory double checking chemical tests. The association looked out for the farmers' interests.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains reports, correspondence and miscellaneous business records for The Utah Beet Grower's Association from the late 1960s to the 1970s.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from The Utah Beet Growers Association must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: The Utah Beet Growers Association Papers USU_COLL MSS 204, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 204, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 California Beet Growers Association Undated
1 2 California Beet Growers Association Undated
1 3 Idaho, Oregon, Utah Beet Growers Association Undated
1 4 Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association Undated
1 5 Utah Sugar Beet Growers Association press releases Undated
1 6 Utah Sugar Beet Growers Association financial statements 1959-1963
1 7 Utah Sugar Beet Company Growers Association tax exempt status Undated
1 8 Utah Sugar Beet Growers Association newsletter Undated
1 9 Jesse Pay tare check report 1973
1 10 Skeen & Skeen lawsuit against The Amalgamated Sugar Company 1979
1 11 Individual sugar content study committee 1973 May-June
1 12 Harold Thompson correspondence
Utah Sugar Beet Growers Association secretary-treasurer
1 13 Glenn L. Taggart correspondence with Harold Thompson
About selecting new dean of college of agriculture at Utah State University
1 14 Washington Beet Growers Association Undated
1 15 Cache County Beet Growers Association dues 1967 October 31
1 16 Weber County Sugar Beet Growers Association
  • Beet Sugar Handbook #1 first revision, 1958
  • Beet Sugar Handbook #2 second edition, 1961
1958, 1961
2 1 National Sugarbeet Growers Federation by-laws Undated
2 2 National Sugarbeet Growers Federation meeting 1972 December 6
2 3 National Sugarbeet Growers Federation convention 1976
2 4 National Sugarbeet Growers Federation resolutions 1973 and 1978
2 5 National Sugarbeet Growers Federation directories 1972-1976
2 6 National Sugarbeet Growers Federation Facts and Figures on Sugar compiled by Richard W. Blake 1948
2 7 American Sugarbeet Growers Association Capitol Sugargram 1977 March 11-1978 April 21
2 8 NFO proposed resolutions 1968
2 9 Farm Credit Employees Credit Union retirement program Undated
2 10 Hawaii sugar statistics
2 11 Migrant housing facilities Undated
2 12 Minimum sugar beet wage rate determination 1949
2 13 USDA Farmer Cooperative Service educational circular #32 "Organizing and Conducting Cooperatives' Annual Meetings" Undated
2 14 Governor Scott M. Mathson Undated
2 15 Congressman Gunn McKay
2 16 Senator Frank E. Moss Undated
2 17 The Amalgamated Sugar Company tonnage reports, Growers Association dues 1971-1977
2 18 The Sugarbeet
published by The Amalgamated Sugar Company
Spring, Summer, Winter 1973; Summer, Fall 1975; Spring 1976
2 19 Franklin district Whitney station
contractors, acres contracted, planted and harvested
2 20 Ogden and Randall stations 1965, 1968
2 21 Twin Falls district growers request division into north side and south side Undated
3 1 Contract Amalgamated; Utah-Idaho 1970-1972; 1969, 1971-1972
3 2 Contract information 1974
3 3 Contract information Amalgamated 1975
3 4 Contract information Amalgamated 1976
3 5 Garland and South Box Elder grower lists 1976-1978
3 6 Utah-Idaho Sugar Company letters to stockholders 1970 October 30 and 1975 January 31
3 7 Utah-Idaho Sugar Company: supplemental letters to contracts Undated
3 8 Utah-Idaho Sugar Company pamphlet
"You can't beet sugar beets for stabilizing farm profits:
3 9 Utah-Idaho Sugar Company annual report year end 1965 February 28
3 10 Utah-Idaho Sugar Company annual report year end 1970 February 28
3 11 Utah-Idaho Sugar Company annual report year end 1971 February 28
3 12 Utah-Idaho Sugar Company annual meeting of stockholders 1971 June
3 13 Utah-Idaho Sugar Company annual report year end 1973 February 28
3 14 Utah-Idaho Sugar Company annual report year end 1974 February 28
3 15 Utah-Idaho Sugar Company annual report year end 1975 February 28
3 16 U&I Incorporated annual report year end 1976 February 28
3 17 U&I Incorporated price announcements Undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agriculture, cooperatives--Utah.
  • Sugar beet industry--Utah.
  • Sugar Beets--Cooperative marketing.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Utah Beet Growers Association.