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 ...

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