October 31, 2019
New Products

New Product: MinTerra Fertilizer Solutions

MinTech Enterprises LLC, a full-service material handling solution provider, has launched its new MinTerra line aimed at resolving dust, caking and binding issues for the fertilizer industry.
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October 31, 2019
News

HELM Agro US Hires VP of Sales

HELM Agro US, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announces the hiring of Aaron Locker as vice president of sales for the organization’s U.S. business.
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October 31, 2019
News
Robert Creenan

Michigan Sugar Dealing with Worker Shortage

The company has far fewer than its usual 1,100 seasonal workers currently employed.
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October 31, 2019
News

Vestaron Adds Jackson as Director of Regulatory Affairs

Industry veteran Scott Jackson has been added to the executive team for Vestaron Corporation as its new director of regulatory affairs.
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October 30, 2019
News
Leo Wolfson

Wyoming Growers Work to Break Even

The past few years have been rough on sugarbeet growers. Lack of stability in the sugar market has made forecasting difficult. Now, prices have stabilized, but Mother Nature is acting as the spoiler.
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October 30, 2019
News
Ann Bailey

American Crystal to Accept Frozen Beets

“I’ve never left beets in the field in this kind of volume before," says one grower. "This isn’t just one of the toughest years, it’s the toughest.”
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October 30, 2019
News

Crop Insurance Receives Bipartisan Praise

The 2018 Farm Bill was passed last December and included key provisions to strengthen crop insurance and solidify its position as the most important risk management tool for farmers.
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October 28, 2019
News

Fisher Joins BioLiNE as R&D Director

Experienced product and market development expert John Fisher has joined BioLiNE Corporation as the company’s new director of product innovation and market development.
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October 28, 2019
News
Aleisa Tanner

Sidney Sugars Harvest Proceeding, But Slowly

Workers are busy at the Sidney Sugars facility, and there are lines of 90 trucks waiting to dump sugarbeets. Some have been sitting in line for up to two hours because only four beet pilers are working.
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October 25, 2019
News
Corbett Kull

What Every Farmland Rental Agreement Should Include

What happens to farmland values in the future might depend upon whether higher crop prices offset the potentially negative influence of higher interest rates or whether lower prices compound them.
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October 25, 2019
New Products, News
Tanner Oliphant

Precision Ag in Water Use

Water is, of course, the thing that has the biggest impact on yields. Water is also one of the least tracked data points when examining yields.
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October 25, 2019
News
Terry Fleck

The Different Types of Food-conscious Consumers

New research from The Center for Food Integrity shows two dominant consumer groups with little in common who are engaging online about added sugar.
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October 25, 2019
New Products

New Product: McCrometer Non-Programmable Registers

Flow meter manufacturer McCrometer, Inc. recently announced the newest feature to its agriculture product suite: non-programmable digital registers accompanying propeller meters.
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October 24, 2019
New Products

Ceres Imaging Announces New Features, Product Improvements

New features reflect evolving grower demands and continued focus on helping growers go from data to clear next steps in achieving maximum yields and profits.
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October 24, 2019
News
The Hagstrom Report

Court Voids 2017 Sugar Suspension Agreement with Mexico

The U.S. Court of International Trade has vacated a 2017 agreement with Mexico on its sugar exports to the U.S., throwing into question the stability of the U.S. sugar market.
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October 24, 2019
News

Potential Effects of New Nutrition Facts Label

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, all packaged foods and beverages in the U.S. must display the new Nutrition Facts label, which includes the amount of added sugars and their percent daily value.
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October 23, 2019
News

Michael Wilbur Joins Wilbur-Ellis Board

Michael D. Wilbur has joined Wilbur-Ellis’s board of directors. Wilbur currently serves as president and CEO of Cavallo Ventures, Inc., the venture capital arm of Wilbur-Ellis.
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October 23, 2019
News

Idaho Ag Production Value Up 3 Percent in 2018

Sugarbeets were the state's No. 6 commodity in 2018, with $288 million in production value last year, a 10 percent increase from the previous year.
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October 23, 2019
News
Dianne Swanson

Sidney Sugars Harvest Looks Good after Delays

After being delayed a couple weeks due to excess moisture, sugarbeet harvest started on the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 7 at the Scott Buxbaum farm north of Fairview, Mont.
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October 22, 2019
News
Emily Hone

Eastern Idaho Beet Crop Looks Above Average

While Bingham County, Idaho’s potato harvest was winding down last week, the sugarbeet harvest was just getting a good start.
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October 22, 2019
News

Utah High School Still Celebrates Sugarbeet Legacy

The Jordan High Beetdiggers’ traditions have changed some over 112 years, but still hold strong.
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October 21, 2019
News
Kamie Stephen

Weather Puts Nebraska Beet Harvest on Hold

Sugarbeet producers inb Nebraska have faced one challenge after another this year, the most recent being a hard freeze that has essentially put harvest on pause.
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October 21, 2019
News

BET Launches Sugarbeet Vodka

BET (pronounced BEET), is distilled entirely from sugarbeets—giving it an unprecedented flavor that rises above typical corn and grain varieties of vodka.
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October 21, 2019
News

Farm Bureau: Seeding Rural Resilience Act Will Help Producers

The Seeding Rural Resilience Act creates three initiatives aimed at promoting mental health awareness in rural America.
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October 21, 2019
News

RRV Grower Work through Night to Beat More Rain

Sugarbeet farmers in the Red River Valley worked into the night Friday, Oct. 18, to harvest as many acres they could before bad weather struck again.
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October 18, 2019
New Products

New Product: Boss HTX V-Plow

The HTX V-plow brings all the power and innovation of Boss V-plows to light-duty and half-ton pickup trucks.
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October 17, 2019
New Products

New Product: Kuhn MDS .2 Series Twin-Disc Fertilizer Spreaders

Designed for a wide variety of crop operations, the Kuhn MDS .2 Series offers many features and options to help operators succeed in almost any broadcast fertilizer or cover crop application.
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October 17, 2019
News

FMC’s Coen Named to ARA Exec Committee: FMC commercial director Christina Coen will represent crop protection and seed supplier members.

FMC commercial director Christina Coen will represent crop protection and seed supplier members.
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October 17, 2019
News

Michigan Farm Bureau Expects Record Lows for Crops

If projections are fulfilled, many of the state's producers will see a low turnout of many crops this season.
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October 17, 2019
News
Mikkel Pates

Storm Challenges RRV Beet Harvest

A massive snowstorm hit the Red River Valley last week and slowed sugarbeet harvest considerably. But, says one grower, "We've got time yet."
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October 16, 2019
New Products, News

Keep Your Weed Seed Bank Account Low

There are still some tried and true methods growers can incorporate to maximize outputs. Weed seed bank management is one such tool that should be a top focus as we approach this year’s corn and soybean harvest.
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October 16, 2019
News

Michigan Farmers Brace for Rough Harvest

The state's sugarbeet crop is expected to be down 7 percent from last year, with the smallest corn crop in 15 years.
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October 16, 2019
News
Amy Efta

Sidney Sugars Harvest Still Looks Strong

Despite weather setbacks, Sidney Sugars' sugarbeet harvest is forging ahead and boasting solid numbers this year, with 90,000 tons on the ground as of Oct. 9.
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October 15, 2019
News
Kenneth Chase

Seasonal Workers Feel 'Stuck' Waiting on Harvest

It's been a month since they arrived, and many workers who have temporarily moved into the Red River Valley for American Crystal's beet harvest haven't even worked a full week.
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October 15, 2019
News
Ann Bailey

RRV Growers: Beets Will Be Harvested

Despite record September rain and an epic October snowstorm, sugarbeets in North Dakota and Minnesota will be harvested this fall, farmers say.
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October 15, 2019
News
Dave Bonner

Freeze Deals Unknown Damage to Wyoming Beets

It’s too early to know the extent of the damage that three days and nights of freezing temperatures dealt to northern Wyoming’s sugarbeet crop a week ago.
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October 15, 2019
News

Idaho's 2018 Ag Value Released by USDA

Value of Idaho’s 2018 agricultural production totaled $7.69 billion, up 3 percent from the previous year’s value.
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October 15, 2019
New Products

New Product: Massey Ferguson 5700 Global Series Tractors

These durable workhorses, equipped with Dyna-4 transmission, provide operators with greater efficiency.
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October 15, 2019
New Products, News

Don't Cut Corners with Cheap Herbicides

It’s all about the bottom line, and in times like these it can be tempting to rationalize that by spending less on herbicides. But, as the saying goes, “Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.”
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October 14, 2019
New Products

New Product: Valley Insights

Valley Insights, powered by Prospera, uses AI to detect crop health and irrigation concerns early.
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October 14, 2019
New Products, News

Varner Joins Vive Crop Protection

Vive Crop Protection announces that Mark Varner has joined the Vive team as key account manager.
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October 11, 2019
News
Braedon Cain

Montana Growers Get Help from Governor

Montana governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order on Wednesday allowing increased weight limitations on transportation vehicles. The idea is to allow more beets per truck which will get the harvest to processing facilities much faster.
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October 11, 2019
News
Renée Jean

MonDak Beet Crop on Schedule; Other Crops Struggle

A large portion of durum wheat is still in the field even as a likely season-ending storm for many agricultural commodities approaches the MonDak region.
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October 10, 2019
News
Tom Cherveny

'Have-To' Harvest Under Way for Southern Minnesota

It's the latest start ever as Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative growers begin full-scale harvest operations. U.S. Sen. Tina Smith heard the challenges facing growers as the cooperative's president and CEO Steven Domm drove her to a field south of
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October 09, 2019
News
Ann Bailey

Growers Race to Beat Weather

Mud churned under tires on Monday as farmers across northwestern North Dakota and northeastern Minnesota stormed their fields with combines, potato harvesters and sugarbeet lifters in an all-out effort to get crops out of the field before the next round o
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October 09, 2019
News

Minnesota Crop Progress & Condition Update

Cold and wet conditions in most of Minnesota curbed the number of days suitable for fieldwork to 1.5 during the week ending Oct. 6, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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October 09, 2019
New Products, News

New Product: Vive Midac FC Insecticide

Potato and sugarbeet growers who want long-lasting control of sucking and chewing pests have a unique new tool. The U.S. EPA recently registered Midac FC (imidacloprid) from Vive Crop Protection.
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October 09, 2019
News

Research Team to Explore Consequences of Sustainability Policies

A rapidly growing global population in the midst of a changing climate had led to serious sustainability issues and choices surrounding water, food and energy.
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October 07, 2019
News

Perdue Introduces New Podcast

Secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue invites farmers and ranchers across the country to his very own podcast, “The Sonnyside of the Farm.” This week, Perdue sits down with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former White House press secretary.
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October 02, 2019
News
Roger Betz & Jonathan LaPorte, Michigan State University Extension

Identify Your Farm’s Profitability, Cash Flow

Considerations for the farm business after prevent plant and delayed planting
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October 02, 2019
News
Mikkel Pates

Rain Stalls American Crystal Harvest

The opening of the full-scale harvest at American Crystal Sugar Co., was largely stalled due to excessive rains.
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October 02, 2019
News

USDA Appoints Members to Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Advisory Committee

The ACBFR has been an important part of the USDA strategy to engage, support and service new and beginning farmers.
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October 01, 2019
News

Minnesota Crop Progress and Condition Update

The state's sugarbeet harvest was 16 percent complete, one day behind last year and the five-year average. Sugarbeet condition was rated 81 percent good to excellent.
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October 01, 2019
News

Researcher Launches Study on Strategically Timed Tillage

Can strategically timed tillage improve the efficiency of no-till farming in the semiarid region? That’s a question one researcher is hoping to answer.
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October 01, 2019
New Products, News

Spudnik Acquires STC Trailer

Spudnik Equipment Company LLC announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase STC Trailer LLC of Blackfoot, Idaho. This acquisition will go into effect on Jan. 1.
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