NEWS
Sugar Sustainability Measured
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Jul 7, 2014 01:52 PM CDT

CUMMINGS, N.D. (DTN) -- Bill and Greg Cotton farm 1,365 acres of sugar beets just off Interstate 29 about halfway between Fargo and Grand Forks.

The brothers are among 27 shareholder-growers for American Crystal Sugar Co. this year who are starting to measure sustainability metrics on their farm for the sugar cooperative.

Bill Cotton said he and his brother were approached last fall by a sugar-beet agronomy manager about participating in the Field-to-Market program. Greg Cotton began attending some meetings to learn about the program.

The Field-to-Market program tracks inputs such as fuel, chemicals, fertilizer and harvest data to examine ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
Canada Markets
DTN Fertilizer Outlook
Sask., Ont. Crop Reports
Manitoba Crop Report
Canada Markets
Rail Problems Unlikely in 2014/15
Canada Markets
Canada Markets
Canada Markets
Canada Markets