TWIN FALLS — Magic Valley farmers had to replant 53,000 acres of sugar beets this spring due to cold and wind damage, but their fields have made up ground since then and are back on track for a good harvest, said Brad Griff, executive director of the Idaho Sugar Beet Growers Association.
New data suggests the coronavirus pandemic led Idaho farmers to plant spring wheat on tens of thousands of acres typically reserved for potatoes, barley and sugar beets.
LOS ANGELES — The near shutdown of the economy in response to COVID-19 has reduced demand for commodities like oil, lumber and copper and triggered sharp drops in their prices, but some analysts predict the stage is set for a rebound.
The agricultural sector has begun to struggle with the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic shocks on Idaho and Oregon agricultural industries have hit dairy, beef onion, and potato producers particularly hard. This is partially driven by the school and restaurant industr…
RAFT RIVER — Sugar beet yields and sugar content were reportedly both down slightly in 2019 from the prior year’s record levels.
RUPERT — At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, a giant sugar beet will descend from the sky on the Rupert Square as part of the city’s newest community holiday party.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — It’s been a bitter harvest for many Minnesota and North Dakota sugar beet farmers.
BLACKFOOT – While Bingham County’s potato harvest was winding down last week, the sugar beet harvest was just getting a good start, and while beets are less sensitive to cold than potatoes, farmers who grow them are almost as anxious to get their crops out of the ground before permanent cold…
Early in Idaho’s sugar beet harvest, Treasure Valley farmers are reporting uncharacteristically high sugar content relative to beets being dug in Magic Valley and the state’s eastern region.
McDonald’s Corp. spent nearly $136 million on Idaho agricultural commodities to supply its fast food restaurants during 2018, according to a recently released corporate report.