Category Archives: Environmental

‘Roots in the ground’ is growing as a mantra among crop farmers experimenting with and using ‘cover crops’. Oats, rye, turnips, radishes, and various seed mixes planted after harvest help protect soil from wind and water erosion, soak up excess nutrients, and build up organic matter. Today, as the soil, water quality, and production benefits of […]

SMBSC will continue to make meaningful and industry-leading progress in protecting the environment while creating a sustainable food supply. Sugar co-op prepares for stricter rules by Tom Cherveny Today at 12:16 a.m. OLIVIA – Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is aiming to remain in compliance with environmental regulations it anticipates will become more stringent in […]

Media Contact: Stacy Bettison 612.807.6337 As one of the largest employers and contributors to the economy of southwestern Minnesota, we take our responsibilities to the region and state very seriously. We are pleased to resolve matters with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency, most of which arose from unprecedented rainfall and […]

Patented oxidation process to manage hydrogen sulfide shows promise in initial phases November 17, 2015 – In September 2015, we launched a new pilot program using patented, catalyzed oxidation technology applied during treatment of wastewater to control hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a naturally occurring gas that results from biological degradation of residues derived from sugar beet […]

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 […]