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SUGARBEET NEWSLETTER

Vance Johnson of Breckenridge, Minnesota, has offered up a 60-acre field for five years of study on soil health and conservation practices.
Rain slowed sugarbeet planting in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Since the disaster of 2019, sugarbeet growers have had far from favorable years.
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Planting progress for North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and surrounding states is far below normal for mid-May. Farmers have been delayed in getting the 2022 crop in the ground due to late cold temperatures and now excessive rain and storms.

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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.
Corn planting has begun in both Minnesota and North Dakota, but weather conditions still kept farmers in either state — or much of the rest of the country — from making much progress on that or other crops.
Weather limiting planting progress in upper Midwest. U.S. Department of Agriculture's May 2 Crop Progress shows below average plantings.
In regard to farmland, parents often feel pretty sure they know who would keep and who would sell land. Their observations are based on how children have valued money in the past and how they spend money in the present and the future generation. They may also assess spousal influences and other family-related issues.
A dry March gave way to an "excessively wet April," StormTRACKER meteorologist John Wheeler says. Long range forecasts suggest the northern Plains still could be in for a hot, dry summer, but Wheeler says it'll be interesting to see how it plays out.

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Hillsboro North Dakota, farmer Cindy Pulskamp’s latest hands-on involvement in an agricultural organization is her position on the United Soybean Board.
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.

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