LIKE A FISH OUT OF FARGO Farm To Fork, A CSA Series: Warming Recipes For Fall
I love that it's fall.
Stop by Simple, Good, And Tasty for the newest installment of myFarm To Fork, A CSA Series.
You'll find recipes for German sausage chowder (inspired by Sanford Health's caf... Posted on 9/26/12 at 5:57 PM
STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF Garden-Fresh Borscht
There is nothing more satisfying than making a meal that's made up largely of food that you have raised in your garden. But getting time to do it in September can be difficult when you are in the mids... Posted on 9/15/12 at 4:59 PM
THE DIRT Beet test
We started the beet taste test. . . you may remember that Trevor and I decided to participate in the U of M master gardener seed trials, and got beet seeds to plant. A pretty small number, actually--a... Posted on 9/11/12 at 9:06 AM
NDSU EXTENSION SERVICE NDSU Partner in $1 Million Energy Beet Development Project
A project that will develop an advanced biofuel from energy beets and provide growers across North Dakota with a new industrial crop is taking another important step forward, fueled by a significant t... Posted on 2/7/12 at 8:02 PM
Cooler temperatures during the past week have allowed growers to make significant progress in harvesting their sugar beet crops.
The Agriculture Department said in its latest crop, livestock and weather report that 62 percent of the sugar beet crop has been harvested and 83 percent of the corn crop had reached the mature stage while 31 percent had been harvested for grain.
American Crystal Sugar's board of directors has decided to have the cooperative's farmer members plant biotech sugar beet seed again this year, despite a federal court challenge by opponents of genetically modified beets.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Genetically modified sugar beets designed to withstand the weedkiller Roundup can be planted under strict conditions with no threat to the environment and other plants, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday in a decision anxiously awaited by farmers.
By Michael J. Crumb, The Associated Press
, February 05, 2011
A California judge said this week that the latest round of “Roundup Ready” sugar beet seeds likely shouldn’t have been planted, the newest development in an ongoing legal battle over the use of biotech beet crops.
Opponents of genetically engineered beets lauded the move, and said they’ll continue to press for the destruction of such seed crops that have been planted already. Red River Valley beet growers, meanwhile, said they’ll continue to fight for genetically modified crops, which they consider a boon to production.
By Marino Eccher, Forum Communications Co.
, October 01, 2010
The Green vision Group is working with Energy beets for ethanol production.
The GVG is made up of four people in North Dakota and an advisory council of farmers and businessmen.
Energy beets are sugar beets that will work to produce ethanol with good economics compared to today’s ethanol, according to Maynard Helgaas, GVG president. Energy beets have been shown to yield 38-40 ton at the Oakes Research Test site under irrigation. High yield of Energy beets will transpose into more sugar production which will produce more ethanol.
A wet fall has hurt the Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative sugar beet harvest in the southern Red River Valley.
Wahpeton-based Minn-Dak harvested 85 percent of its planted acres this year, up from 70 percent a year ago, when conditions were even wetter. But the co-op said the sugar content of this year’s beets dropped sharply.
Thanks to miserable weather, profits from this fall’s sugar beet harvest won’t be nearly as sweet for American Crystal Sugar growers as last year.
At its annual meeting Thursday at the Fargo Holiday Inn, the Moorhead-based cooperative reported net revenues for fiscal year 2009 totaling $1.20 billion for the crop planted in 2008.
By Craig McEwen, Forum Communications Co.
, December 04, 2009
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