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Alberta sugar beet growers seeing turnaround

After a terrible harvest in 2019, sugar beet growers in southern Alberta are hoping to have two successful ones this fall. The first “mini” harvest was conducted earlier this month, with about 180,000 tonnes to be delivered to the Lantic-Rogers processing plant in Taber. The early delivery will allow the plant to ramp up to […] Read more

Alta. beet growers, Rogers Sugar reach four-year deal

Sugar beet growers in Alberta will have a growing season in 2015 after all, having reached a last-minute deal with Canada’s lone sugar beet processor. Montreal-based Rogers Sugar on Wednesday announced its Lantic subsidiary has reached a new four-year agreement with the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers Association to supply the company’s beet sugar plant at […] Read more


The big two irrigated crops seeing some competition

Forages and cereals still dominate irrigated 
acreage, but oilseeds and specialty crops 
are growing in popularity

Each year, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development publishes a compilation of all 13 of the province’s irrigation districts’ data for the previous year. The latest figures show cereals and forages (pasture, hay and silage crops) still account for two-thirds of the 1,390,000 acres in the districts, but the trend is clear — forage production isn’t […] Read more