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Challenging sugarbeet market and start of a new series

In this episode of Around Farm Progress, we get insight on how an overabundance of one crop can cause headaches; and we learn a farmer-veteran article series

Willie Vogt

November 12, 2021

We're turning our attention to Michigan this week with two stories from Jennifer Kiel, American Agriculturist. Kiel covers the western half of the territory for the brand and provides content for the digital brands Ohio Farmer and Michigan Farmer.

In this episode she shares some interesting insights on the Michigan sugarbeet industry which is having a banner year, but it's causing some headaches for processors and producers. She offers a look at the choices being made for a crop that in this reach is hitting new record yield levels.

Then she shares news of a new series she's started that will be of interest to many. The Farmer Veteran Coalition gives grants to returning veterans who want to farm. Her plan is to connect with grant recipients in her region to learn more. She shares insight on the program, what she's covering and what she's learning. It's going to be an interesting series to follow.

Give it a listen.

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Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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