Industry News

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

Food For Thought: Chatham-Kent has 84 farmers who grow beets on 10,000 acres

Food For Thought: Chatham-Kent has 84 farmers who grow beets on 10,000 acres By Kim Cooper, Special to The Chatham Daily News Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:02:30 EST PM What do you get when you have 11 University of Guelph agriculture students, one old guy (me) in a van heading to Croswell, Mich. to tour … Read More

UNL studying whether char from sugarbeet plants will improve soil

UNL studying whether char from sugarbeet plants will improve soil By: Midwest Producer and University of Nebraska-Lincoln November 23, 2016 8:00 am, published with permission SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — Scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have begun a multi-year study into whether high-carbon char, a fine, powdery coal dust left over from the processing of sugarbeets, … Read More