STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHAN KNUTSON 'Super-busy' harvest
Early October has brought beautiful weather (so far) to the Upper Midwest, and area farmers are taking advantage. The harvest of remaining crops -- mainly soybeans, corn, sugar beets, potatoes and sun... Posted on 10/2/12 at 9:12 AM
WILDWINGS Beet it!
Guilty. Here I am shamelessly capitalizing on the Michael Jackson buzz yet again. Oh well...
It was 19 years ago when I first drove truck for the sugar beet harvest. This year, I'm doing it again.
Gen... Posted on 10/14/09 at 7:41 AM
NASCAR DAD Hauling Beets
Hauling beets and court today. Lawsuit for $45 million.... Posted on 10/8/09 at 1:47 PM
EUCLID, Minn. – Paul Rutherford stared over his tilled fields of sugar beets, his gaze focused on hundreds of acres in the midst of harvest.
As heavy machinery plucked beets from the ground, they emerged a dull shade of tan. In Rutherford’s eyes, they looked as good as gold.
Across this stretch of the Red River Valley, roughly 20 miles east of Grand Forks, sugar beets have become an almost-can’t-miss money maker because of federal price protections that go back decades.
By Jim Spencer, Mike Hughlett and Jeremy Herb, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
, January 31, 2012
A Fargo-based energy company is moving forward with plans for the nation’s first-ever beet ethanol plant – the first step in an ambitious plan to turn one of the Red River Valley’s top crops into a biofuel mainstay.
2010 a banner year, but Roundup Ready legal fight drags on
It’s been a banner year for sugar beet growers of the Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative – record harvests, soaring earnings, and a harvest virtually free of waste.
Roundup Ready hot topic at Crystal Sugar meeting
American Crystal Sugar Co. shareholders at their annual meeting were happy but not giddy about a phenomenal crop and price year – their enthusiasm perhaps curbed by concerns about future use of Roundup Ready beets.
Mikkel Pates, Forum Communications Co.
, December 03, 2010
A California judge said this week that the latest round of “Roundup Ready” sugar beet seeds likely shouldn’t have been planted, the newest development in an ongoing legal battle over the use of biotech beet crops.
FARGO (AP) — Sugar beet cooperatives in the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota are anticipating record yields, meaning farmers might not be allowed to harvest all of their acres.
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