Sugar beet planting intentions

As anticipated by the trade, sugar beet plantings are expected to rise almost 2 percent or 6,800 acres in 2021. In the last three seasons, poor weather depressed yields in the Red River Valley (RRV), which would typically account for about 50 percent of [...]

Blueberry harvest to start soon

This year’s cultivated blueberry crop is expected to be average to above average. Unlike the tart cherry crop that was hit hard due to an early freeze, the blueberry crop was not impacted. Harvest should start in the next few weeks, and overall production [...]

Sugar tax roundup

After backing California into setting a ban on local sugar taxes by threatening to bring forward an initiative to ban most local taxes, opponents of soda and beverage taxes are using ballot initiatives in a slightly different tactic in Washington state. According to reports, [...]