Red River Valley growers await sugar beet ruling
The sugar beet harvest was in full swing on the farmlands near Ada, Minn., in this 2009 photo. Forum file photo
As February slips toward March, sugar beet farmers in the Red River Valley still face "massive uncertainty" about whether they'll be planting the new and successful genetically engineered "Roundup Ready" sugar beets in 2011, according to David Roche, president of Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative in Wahpeton, the smaller of the Red River Valley's two sugar makers.
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