Tag: Red River Valley

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

Preserving the Sweet Life in Minnesota

Preserving the Sweet Life in Minnesota By: Sam Brodey, MINNPOST.com 10/20/16 CC/Flickr/Heather In the United States, Minnesota ranks first in tons of sugar beets produced, and second in overall tonnage of sugar produced, with 12.3 million tons in 2013. Rep. Collin Peterson’s office in the U.S. Capitol’s Rayburn Building is more homey rural western Minnesota … 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