Intro Paragraph: On June 19, the 43rd Annual Union County Crops and Conservation Tour was held in La Grande, OR and the surrounding area. The half-day bus tour visited selected sites across Union County in order to show tour-goers firsthand what production agriculture looks like in the Grande Ronde Valley.
Intro Paragraph: Recently, Maria Alvarez, the Sugar Warehouse Manager at Amalgamated Sugar’s Nampa factory was interviewed via Skype by the Sugar Association as a part of a video campaign that is currently in development.
Intro Paragraph: Every year since 1990, Peregrine Falcons have been nesting at Amalgamated Sugar’s Nampa facility. The legacy continues this year, as Peregrine Falcons have returned and have been sighted on top of Nampa’s sugar storage silos.
Intro Paragraph: Earlier this week, President & CEO of Amalgamated Sugar, John McCreedy, and Idaho Sugarbeet Growers Association President, Randall Grant, had the opportunity to present to Idaho’s House and Senate Agriculture Committees regarding the current state of the Pacific Northwest’s sugarbeet industry.
Intro Paragraph: Of course, the weather is beyond our control, but if a crop is managed properly with seed variety selection, planting date, proper fertility (especially nitrogen), and disease and insect control, the Grower will be in the driver seat and have the best chance possible for excellent sugarbeet quality and yield.