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1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Struggling sugar beet farmers in the San Joaquin Valley are turning their crop into energy instead of sweetener. A cooperative of nine sugar beet farmers just opened a demonstration biorefinery south of Fresno. Read more on their efforts from this Capital Public Radio article.

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1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Heeding the consumer call for more locally sourced produce, the U.S. restaurant industry is forecast to grow by 3.8% to reach $709.2 billion in 2015 according to the 2015 National Restaurant Industry Forecast. Read more on the growth from this Packer story.

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1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
It was a record year for sugar beets in the Sidney area and Montana overall with over 30 tons per acre estimated harvested statewide. Read more on sugarbeet yields from this Sidney Herald article.

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1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Church Brothers LLC is promoting heirloom red spinach with foodservice operators for Valentine's Day salads. Read more on the product from this Packer article.

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1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
A pilot plant in the San Joaquin Valley has begun processing sugar beets into ethanol. The demonstration biorefinery in Five Points will test processes for converting the beets. Farmers and researchers are testing a special variety of sugar beets, known as "energy beets," which can deliver high yields of ethanol. Progress made at the pilot plant could lead to construction of a commercial-scale biorefinery later this decade.

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1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Genetically modified sugar beets have resulted in a positive impact of about $22 million to Idaho growers since they began planting them in 2008, according to Snake River Sugar Co. Read more on genetically modified sugar beets from this Capital Press article.

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1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Iceberg lettuce prices fell sharply in late January, but buyers found no relief on romaine as 24-count cartons remained over $30. Read more on lettuce pricing from this Packer story.

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1/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
The 2014 season ended strongly for fruit and vegetable producers in the Carolinas, with production of the hardiest products continuing right up until extreme cold weather in mid November finally brought growth in the field to a halt. Read more on the season from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Freezes in Georgia the week of Jan. 4 damaged greens and sent prices up. Georgia production should be back to normal between Jan. 24 and Jan. 28. Read more on prices and supplies from this Packer article.

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1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Supply and quality issues will complicate the remainder of the California and Arizona lettuce deals, and prices should stay high as a result. Read more on prices and supplies from this Packer article.

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