Category Archives: SMBSC in the Press

Beet sugar is safe, but GM pandering is not Hershey’s move is wrong; a hungry, crowded world needs the benefits of GM technology. By Kyle Petersen JANUARY 14, 2016 — 6:00PM The recent report that Hershey Co. will stop buying beet sugar (“Hershey says ‘bye’ to beet sugar,” Dec. 28) because it comes from genetically […]

SMBSC was recently featured in an Agri-News article that interviewed Todd Geselius, vice president of agriculture, about this year’s harvest and cover crops. SMBSC’s Cover Crop Program, established for nearly 15 years, prevents erosions, improves soils and increases crop yield. They keep soil from blowing off fields during windy days and eroding during heavy rains. They […]

SMBSC was featured in a recent Star Tribune article about harvest featuring quotes by several members of SMBSC’s management team and shareholders. Following is an excerpt of the article: It’s shaping up to be a sweet harvest for Minnesota sugar beets This fall’s sugar beet harvest is shaping up to be exceptionally strong, which benefits farmers’ […]

Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is setting a standard in business as an Employer invested in helping employees save for retirement. On September 21, 2015, Former Governor Tim Pawlenty recognized Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative with the Save 10 Award.

“Sugar is the standard by which all other sweeteners are measured.’’ The next time you stir a spoonful of sugar into your coffee, stop and think about how the sugar got there. Most likely, it started as a tiny sugar beet seed. “The beet sugar industry is a very complex operation all the way from […]

SMBSC provided its annual report to the Renville Country Board of Commissioners, detailing water quality improvements for the past year. Read the West Central Tribune article excerpted below:   By Tom Cherveny, Jun 2, 2015 OLIVIA — The Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is continuing to meet water quality objectives and even gaining some recognition for […]