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SUGARBEETS

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.
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.

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The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates are the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s first projections for the 2022-23 crop year.
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.
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.

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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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