STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT '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 10:12 AM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Weekend Cereal
Like most households, my family looks forward to weekends. It means they get to have weekend cereal!
I dubbed sugar-coated cereals weekend cereals a long time ago when I made it a rule one summer t... Posted on 5/27/11 at 8:00 PM
U.S. raw sugar futures rocketed to their strongest weekly gain in 3.5 years on Friday as an escalating trade dispute with Mexico kindled concerns about tighter supplies, breathing fresh life into the niche, thinly traded market.
U.S. sugar producers — suffering from plummeting sugar prices — on March 28 filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Commerce Department.
FARGO, N.D. – Even though its growers will be paid about $370 million less for this year’s harvest compared to the one in 2012, the head of American Crystal Sugar Co. said Thursday he doesn’t expect sugar beet farmers to turn to other crops and abandon beets.
FARGO, N.D. — With the sugar beet payments headed south for the 2013 crop and potentially the next two crops, shareholders and joint venture partners are wondering how to handle the financial challenge.
Barbara Fecso, the U.S. Department of Agriculture economist who helps manage the country’s sugar program, is also a runner who uses her daily trips around the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to observe other people.
Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek
, August 20, 2012
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