Garner Elected as Snake River Sugar Company Chair


Mike Garner of Raft River, Idaho, has been elected chairman of the board for Snake River Sugar Company, the grower-owned sugarbeet cooperative that owns and operates The Amalgamated Sugar Company.

Sidney Growers Haul Away Discarded Beets by the Truckload


Growers are hauling away a substantial portion of frozen beets they had brought to Sidney Sugars under an unusual addendum after an unseasonable warmup damaged the beets too much to process economically.

U.S. 2020 Sugar Imports Likely to be Highest in 40 Years


After a brutal sugarbeet harvest, the U.S. will seek to supplement supply with foreign sugar.

City to Drop Giant Beet on New Year's Eve


At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, a giant sugarbeet will descend from the sky on the Square in Rupert, Idaho, as part of the city’s newest community holiday party.

Danforth Center Launches AgTech NEXT Conference


New annual gathering to connect thought leaders around emerging trends and opportunities in the food and agriculture sectors

American Crystal Board Taps Mueller, Erickson to Lead


David Mueller of Cummings, N.D., has been elected board chairman for American Crystal Sugar Co., the nation’s largest sugar producer, owned by some 2,800 sugarbeet growers.

Montana Governor Requests Additional Assistance for Beet Growers


Montana governor Steve Bullock yesterday requested additional assistance from the U.S. secretary of agriculture for Montana sugarbeet farmers who experienced severe losses this harvest season.

Reinke Recognizes Rain for Rent as Top 10 Dealership


Reinke Manufacturing has recognized Rain for Rent as one of its top 10 highest-selling dealerships throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Regional Economy to Feel Effects of Minn./N.D. Harvest


The ripple effect of what likely will be multibillion-dollar crop losses will be felt in many sectors of the Red River Valley regional economy, experts say.

Sugarbeet Harvest Complicated in Yellowstone Valley


Growers were able to harvest 31,330 acres of beets, a total of 32 tons per acre, with a sugar averaging 17 percent.

New Product: High-Horsepower Belle Motors from Single Phase Power Solutions

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Available from 30 to 100 horsepower, these single-phase pump solutions are easily installed by simply connecting to available single-phase utility power; they do not require a phase converter or variable frequency drive.

Carbon County, Mont., Declares Disaster over Sugarbeet Harvest


Authorities in Carbon County, Mont., have officially declared a disaster after early frost and snow destroyed about 18 percent of the local sugarbeet crop.

Vestaron Names Hammons as Southeast Sales Manager


Eric Hammons joins Vestaron as Southeast manager to manage sales efforts and distribution relationships throughout Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

Specialty Fertilizer Producer Van Iperen Expands in U.S.

New Products, News

One of the world’s leading specialty fertilizer producers, Dutch company Van Iperen International, which works exclusively with Milliken’s Liquitint Agro colorants in its NPK high-quality fertilizer formulations, is now fully operational with its subsidia

USDA Improves Crop Insurance Policies for Sugarbeet Producers


On Nov. 29, the USDA announced changes to crop insurance for sugarbeets, in order to better protect producers who may experience a bumper crop in future years as well as provide other flexibilities.

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