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Sugarbeet

Since the disaster of 2019, sugarbeet growers have had far from favorable years.
Brokers handling American Crystal Sugar Co. stock share sales say the 2021-22 selling season saw a record high average of $4,217. The brokered share sales for the Moorhead, Minnesota-based co-op account for less than 1% of planted acres in the co-op.
Vance Johnson of Breckenridge, Minnesota, has offered up a 60-acre field for five years of study on soil health and conservation practices.

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Wet, cold weather kept most Minnesota, North Dakota and Michigan farmers out of the field in April. Idaho growers nearly finished planting their fields by the end of month.
United States Sugar Corp., a Florida company that markets sugar cooperatively with Red River Valley sugarbeet growers through United Sugars, is seeking to purchase Imperial Sugar Co. The U.S. Department of Justice is suing to block the purchase.
Sugarbeet planting is underway in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and in Michigan, farmers hope to get in the field within the next week.
The snow has melted and fields will be planted when they dry out and warm up, said agricultural experts at Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative in Wahpeton North Dakota, American Crystal Sugar Co. based in Moorhead, Minnesota, and Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative in Renville, Minnesota.
ACH Seeds launched the “Homegrown Giving" program this year in Michigan and in 2023 will put it in place in North Dakota, Minnesota and Montana.
Strip tillage management systems reduce the amount of topsoil loss that results from wind erosion, decreases wind damage to young sugarbeet plants and conserves moisture.

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Whether it's replacing sugar beet cutting knives, driving a mud truck or sundry other jobs, Elvin Payton enthusiastically gets the job done, said Paul Carlson, Payton's shift supervisor at the American Crystal Sugar Co. East Grand Forks factory district.
Two vessels carrying 88,000 metric tons of raw sugar are on their way from Brazil to Russia's Black Sea port, the IKAR consultancy said in a note.
Luther Markwart and Rob Johannson gave keynote addresses on Wed., March 16, the first day of the International Sugar Beet Expo, and will speak again on Thus., March 17.

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