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Kentucky Derby winner fueled by shredded beet pulp from Crookston

Kentucky Derby winner fueled by shredded beet pulp from Crookston By Mike Christopherson Crookston Times Posted May 7, 2018 at 11:50 AM Ingredients from LaBudde Group in Crookston are feeding all kinds of world-class racehorses When Justify crossed the finish line first in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, he was powered in part by food that came from right … Read More

Pretty Sweet Statue

Pretty Sweet Statue Updated: 6:35 am, Fri Apr 27, 2018. By Cole Short – Hillsboro Banner Pretty sweet s HALSTAD, Minn. – A long list of giant statues lines Minnesota’s roadways from the world’s largest pelican in Pelican Rapids to Otto the Otter in Fergus Falls to Paul Bunyan and Babe in Bemidji. That list … Read More

Three distinct Rhizoctonia pathogens can cause sugarbeet root diseases in Nebraska

Three distinct Rhizoctonia pathogens can cause sugarbeet root diseases in Nebraska By Robert M. Harveson, Panhandle Research and Extension Feb 16, 2018 Sugarbeets are susceptible to a large number of root rot diseases, which have traditionally been one of the major factors limiting profitable production wherever beets have been grown. They include rhizomania, Rhizoctonia root … Read More

Sweetness factor: Sugarbeets account for around half of domestic sugar market

Sweetness factor: Sugarbeets account for around half of domestic sugar market By: Spike Jordan, Ag Editor, Wahoo Newspaper  Feb 18, 2018 SCOTTSBLUFF — The sugarbeet is a relatively modern field crop, having been developed in Europe in the late 1800s. Sugarbeets were derived directly from fodder beets which are commonly grown for livestock feed, however, today … Read More

‘Sugar beets’ car, in the pipeline

‘Sugar beets’ car, in the pipeline Business Report / 10 August 2017, 06:30am / Reuters EINDHOVEN – Dutch students have invented a bio-degradable car made of resin derived from from sugar beets and covered with sheets of Dutch-grown flax. The car can travel at 80 km/h with the capacity to carry four people. Investors to this project say it … Read More

Sugar Companies to Launch GMO Education Campaign

Sugar Companies to Launch GMO Education Campaign By: Sean Ellis Capital Press Published on August 2, 2017 11:46AM Two of the nation’s sugar companies will launch a $4 million online campaign this fall aimed at educating consumers about GMO crops and changing their perceptions of the technology SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Genetically modified crops such … Read More

Analyst Sees Positive Signs for U.S. Sugar Market

Analyst Sees Positive Signs for U.S. Sugar Market By: John O’Connell Capital Press Published on July 5, 2017 10:19AM Republished with permission NAMPA, Idaho — U.S. sugar beet growers are poised for a profitable year despite expectations of a large global sugar crop, market analysts with Rabobank predict. A new report from the Rabobank Food … Read More

New Emulsifier from Sugar Beets

New Emulsifier from Sugar Beets Author: ChemistryViews.org Published: 14 May 2017 Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim Source / Publisher: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry/ACS Publications Associated Societies: American Chemical Society (ACS), USA Published with permission. Emulsifiers are used in many food products such as dairy products or sauces. They keep water- … Read More

Boise’s Amalgamated Sets Sugar-Making Record, Credits Genetic Modification, Breeding

Boise’s Amalgamated Sets Sugar-Making Record, Credits Genetic Modification, Breeding By: Zach Kyle, Idaho Statesman April 25, 2017 Amalgamated Sugar Co, the company that buys all of the sugar beets grown in Idaho, has just finished processing the 2016 crop and says it will result in a record 2.34 billion pounds of sugar. The growers harvested … Read More

Amalgamated Sugar Factory Celebrates 75 Years

Amalgamated Sugar Factory Celebrates 75 Years By Sean Bunce, Idaho Press-Tribune March 25, 2017 NAMPA – You can see it from almost anywhere in Nampa – the tall, white factory standing out in the open skyline, steam pouring from pipes that sprout in all directions. Within a five-mile radius, you can probably smell it too, as freshly … Read More