Industry News

How Sweet It Is

How Sweet It Is Posted April 20, 2015 by Mollee Francisco, Chaska Herald For more than a century, sugar has been the name of the game at 1060 Stoughton Ave. in Chaska. The sugar factory — now owned by United Sugars Corp. — has been churning out the sweet stuff on the eastern edge of downtown … Read More

The story of monogerm sugar beet seed

By Robert M. Harveson Extension Plant Pathologist PREC, Scottsbluff Posted February 22nd, 2015 by Star Herald Botany of the sugar beet As the sugar beet is a biennial plant, vegetative growth during the first year is required for bulking sucrose in the roots for the following year’s reproductive growth. Sugar beets tend to behave as a perennial … Read More

California Farmers Turn Sugar Beets Into Energy

By Lesley McClurg Posted January 22nd, 2015 by Capital Public Radio Struggling sugar beet farmers in the San Joaquin Valley are turning their crop into energy instead of sweetener. A cooperative of nine sugar beet farmers just opened a demonstration biorefinery south of Fresno. They’re called “energy beets.” They look like a red table beet, but they’re … Read More