Industry News

Setting Down Roots

Setting Down Roots The Jamestown Sun via Forum News Service Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Though the Upper Midwest—and North Dakota especially—is now home to an abundance of agricultural products, few of the major crops grown commercially here actually originated in North American soil. Before European settlement, much of the region’s landscape was typical … Read More

Sugar Beets: A Classic Case of ‘Good News, Bad News’

Sugar Beets: A Classic Case of ‘Good News, Bad News’ By Dave Bonner, Powell Tribune (WY) Sept. 23, 2016 The headlines vary widely. On one hand, the 2016 sugar beet crop in the Lovell factory district of Western Sugar Cooperative is on track to post another strong showing. Officials look for a yield averaging 28.9 … Read More

Western Sugar Celebrates 100 Years of Sugar Manufacturing

Sweet Centennial: Western Sugar Celebrates 100 Years of Sugar Manufacturing By Matt Naber, Powell Tribune June 28, 2016 A crowd of about 800 of the Big Horn Basin’s sugar beet farmers, current and past employees of Western Sugar Cooperative and their families celebrated the Lovell factory’s 100th anniversary at Armory Park on Thursday. “This factory … Read More

Academies of Science finds GMOs Not Harmful to Human Health

Academies of Science finds GMOs Not Harmful to Human Health By: Elizabeth Weise, USATODAY May 17, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Genetically engineered crops are safe for humans and animals to eat and have not caused increases in cancer, obesity, gastrointestinal illnesses, kidney disease, autism or allergies, an exhaustive report from the National Academies of Science released Tuesday found. … Read More

Researchers Lower Nitrogen Recommendation in Sugarbeets

Researchers Lower Nitrogen Recommendation in Sugarbeets By: Carol Ryan Dumas, Capital Press March 15, 2016 JEROME, Idaho — Improvements in genetics and overall management have significantly reduced nitrogen needs in today’s sugar beet production, according to researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service and Amalgamated Sugar Co. Research in the 1990s resulted in recommendations of … Read More

Blogging to Promote Biotechnology in Sugarbeet Industry

Blogging to Promote Biotechnology in Sugarbeet Industry By: Sarah Brown, The Prairie Star • March 09, 2016  Laura Rutherford personifies wholesome American agriculture: the mother of three young boys, a marathoner, and a ninth generation farmer, she and her husband, Roy, farm sugarbeets near Grafton in North Dakota’s Red River Valley. She’s also an Internet savvy blogger … Read More