Michigan Sugar says processing campaign is nearly finished   

The Michigan Sugar Company says warmer than normal winter weather has been a challenge for beet storage.

Elizabeth Taylor tells Brownfield less than seven weeks of processing last year’s crop remain.

“This year has definitely had its struggles,” she shares.  “We’ve seen great, great sugar content and quality in the beets.  Storage has been a struggle with the temperature fluctuation.”

She says beet piles have needed more management and blending to optimize what can be sliced.

Taylor says this year’s planting season could start by the end of March if it’s not too wet.

“That’s kind of where growers try to target if the weather is conducive,” she says.

Michigan Sugar Company farmer members met recently for the first annual Sugar Beet Summit.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published.


Stay Up to Date

Subscribe for our newsletter today and receive relevant news straight to your inbox!

Brownfield Ag News