Tag: beets

A history of Layton’s ‘sweetest’ street

A history of Layton’s ‘sweetest’ street The Davis Clipper November 7, 2018 Sugar Street, on Layton City’s west side, truly is the “sweetest” road in Layton. For almost half of the 20th Century, the street was home to one of the largest factories in northern Utah – a sugar plant that employed up to 500 … Read More

Clay County farmer marks 70 years of harvesting beets in ND

Clay County farmer marks 70 years of harvesting beets in ND By The Dickinson Press Robin Huebner on Oct 20, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. GEORGETOWN, Minn. — In 1948, at age 18, Herb Dahlsad got his first taste of the sugar beet harvest while helping a neighbor near his family’s farmstead here. Now 88, he’s … Read More

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

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

Western Sugar Agronomist: No lab test can differentiate between GMO, non-GMO sugar

By Sandra Hansen Posted December 13th, 2015 by Star-Herald So, what about GMO sugar? Ask Michael Ann Relka, agronomist with Western Sugar Cooperative in Scottsbluff, and Rebecca Larson, agronomist in plant pathology at Western’s Denver, Colo., office, and you will get an earful. Keep in mind that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) include plants that have been … Read More

Stepping back in time…”The Beetdiggers” remind us of our roots

By Julian Craveiro Posted October 20th, 2015 by Brush News-Tribune In honor of beet season I thought it appropriate that we look at a historical building that, although is not here anymore, is a key piece of this community’s history. Beet farming in the 1800’s is what drove the local economy of Morgan County. Fort Morgan and Brush … Read More

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

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