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October 26, 2016

Preserving the sweet life in Minnesota

Rep. Collin Peterson’s office in the U.S. Capitol’s Rayburn Building is more homey rural western Minnesota than D.C. neoclassical grandeur.
October 25, 2016

New $700,000 beet harvester makes job easier

It's a warm fall morning that followed enough rain to make fields slimy and prone to deep tractor-tire ruts, but a bright yellow behemoth of a machine is having no trouble gliding across a sugarbeet field near Priam, Minn.
October 24, 2016

Pepsi releasing plans to slash sugar in its drinks

PepsiCo Inc has set a target for reducing the amount of sugar in its soft drinks around the world as part of a suite of goals aimed at tackling problems ranging from obesity to climate change.
October 23, 2016

Diet soda health hazard?

Diet cola, as thirst-quenching as it may be, is not really a healthy beverage choice.
October 22, 2016

A beet harvest to remember in N.D.

With November approaching, farmers are harvesting one of their most prized crops: Sugarbeets.
October 22, 2016

Labor board rejects union complaint American Crystal Sugar threatened lockout

Federal labor officials have rejected a union's accusation that American Crystal Sugar Co. illegally threatened to lock out employees if they fail to negotiate early on a labor contract that expires July 31, 2017.
October 21, 2016

Chemists accidentally turn carbon dioxide to ethanol

Researchers in Tennessee have turned carbon dioxide into ethanol in what they’re calling a "new twist to waste-to-fuel technology."
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