sugar beets http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en A Slow Start To Wyoming Growing Season http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/slow-start-wyoming-growing-season <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A cool, wet spring has Wyoming’s growing season off to a sluggish start.&nbsp; Ken Hamilton with the Wyoming Farm Bureau says some crops—like corn and sugar beets—were planted as much as three weeks later than usual.&nbsp; He says hay production has also been hurt by all the precipitation.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:29:04 +0000 Melodie Edwards 60986 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org A Slow Start To Wyoming Growing Season Sugar beet prices fall to a 30-year low http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sugar-beet-prices-fall-30-year-low <p>Wyoming’s sugar beet harvest is set to be a record breaker.&nbsp;&nbsp;But&nbsp;this year’s large harvest also coincides with&nbsp;the lowest price for sugar since the 1980’s.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:17:20 +0000 Melodie Edwards 48670 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sugar beet prices fall to a 30-year low Study: Genetically modified beets are crucial to producers’ profit margins http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-genetically-modified-beets-are-crucial-producers-profit-margins <p>University of Wyoming researchers have found that Wyoming sugar beet producers would stand to lose about 12 percent of profits if they were no longer able to grow genetically modified beets.<br><br>Agricultural economics research scientist Brian Lee was the primary investigator for the study.<br><br>“There’s research out there that suggests that Roundup Ready Sugar Beets can produce anywhere from five to 15 percent higher yields than conventional beets. So, we kind of used that as a basis for our analysis and changed that to a dollar figure.”<br> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:44:39 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 42438 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study: Genetically modified beets are crucial to producers’ profit margins Wyoming is enjoying a good Sugar Beet year http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-enjoying-good-sugar-beet-year <p>The Western Sugar Cooperative has kicked-off its sugar beet harvest in the Lovell area.</p><p>The early harvest normally begins around September tenth, but started almost a week earlier this year due to expected high yields. Western Sugar’s Agricultural Manager for the region, Randall Jobman, says the company is pleased with the crop.</p><p>We’ve had an above average growing season, a lot of heat units, we had a decent type of spring without a lot of frost, we expect an above average crop, to possibly even a record crop.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:44:34 +0000 Irina Zhorov 30202 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming is enjoying a good Sugar Beet year