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Seed Selection Critical to Top Production

“Growers can control a lot of epigenetic factors but seed quality is the basis of efficient crop production.” -Kathryn Cayko Developing new varieties of sugarbeet seed is a lengthy process involving seed companies, nurseries, Sidney Sugars...

 

ACH Seeds / Crystal Beet Seed Enjoys Success in the Sidney Sugars Growing Area

ACH Seeds has enjoyed success in the sugarbeet industry due to constant research, developing varieties with excellent tonnage and sugar content as well as Yield Strength Rhizomania Tolerance,...

 

Betaseed Provides Top Quality Sugarbeet Seed

For almost 50 years, Betaseed has been providing top quality sugarbeet seed to area growers. With four research facilities in the U.S. including one in Idaho and three in the Minnesota and North...

 

Biebers Enjoy Farm Life

Jeff Bieber grew up on the family farm north of Fairview and returned to farm full time after graduating from Minot State University in 1993. Jeff met his wife Jessica while at Minot and they were...

 

Buxbaum Family Continues Farming Tradition

Scott and Anita Reidle Buxbaum both grew up on farms north of Fairview and have continued the farming tradition their whole lives, welcoming children and grand children along the way. Their son...

 

Planter Test Stand Days February 26 and 27

Sidney Sugars will host the annual planter test stand days Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27 at Tri County Implement in Sidney. Growers wishing to participate need to call Sidney Sugars at 406-433-3309 to schedule an appointment....

 

Transystems Optimistic For Future Of Beet Industry In Region

Transystems was founded in 1942 by John S. Rice and continues to be a family-owned operation that specializes in bulk commodities distribution. The company operates in the Midwest and Western United S...

 

Sugar Beet Symposiums Offer Educational Opportunities

Educational opportunities abound for sugarbeet growers eager to keep up on the latest information in their field. From Ag Days and the EARC Field Days in Sidney to symposiums in Billings and Fargo, resources that enhance production are readily...

 

Temperature Probes Improve Monitoring of Beet Piles

For the first time, Sidney Sugars installed temperature probes in some of their beet piles to improve monitoring. Sidney Sugars agriculturalist James Johnson spent 10 days at American Crystal headquarters in Moorhead, MN where the equipment was...

 

MapitFast Provides Real-Time Data

MapitFast is the latest technological tool used by Sidney Sugars to map the most accurate data for use by the growers in determining best practice for their operation. Designed by Ag Terra Technologies, the program is designed to replace the grower...

 

No-Till Sugarbeet Production And Nitrogen Management Trials At MSU EARC

Since 2016, Chengci Chen, Superintendent and Cropping Systems Agronomist at the Montana State University Eastern Agricultural Research Center, has been working on sugarbeet response to tillage and a...

 

Campaign Close To Completion

Sidney Sugars Inc. completed slicing earlier this week and campaign should be done by the end of the week. General manager Dave Garland said it was a good year. The factory finished up slicing the beets they had over ventilation which was noticeable...

 

New McKenzie County Healthcare Systems Facility Opens Its Doors in 2018

One of the greatest enhancements to Watford City in 2018 was the opening of the new McKenzie County Healthcare Systems (MCHS) facility. In August 2016, JE Dunn began construction on the McKenzie Count...

 

New Officials Elected in 2018

Matthew Johansen unseated incumbent sheriff of McKenzie County, Gary Schwartzenberger, and did so by a wide margin with 2,496 votes accounting for 60.89 percent of the votes cast, Johansen's win...

 

Promiseland Project: America's Front Porch

The Promiseland Project kicked off its nationwide America's Front Porch event in Watford City on October 14. The event held three discussion panels focusing on education, workforce development and...

 

Community Comes Together to Help Those Inpacted by Tornado

The storm that rocked Watford City on July 10 ended with the fatality of a young child, critically injured nine people and hurt more than a dozen others. It also left parts of Watford City in...

 

Long X Arts Foundation Brings More Art to Watford City in 2018

The Long X Arts Foundation in Watford City celebrated 2018 as a year of growth, offering a record amount of programs and art opportunities for our community. The Arts Foundation believes that collabor...

 

Economic Development Outlook Positive For 2019

The prospects for a good financial year in McKenzie County and the surrounding region is hopeful, according to Daniel Stenberg who serves as the Economic Development Coordinator for McKenzie County....

 

New Watford City Businesses in 2018

(Not pictured): Also opening in 2018 were clothing store Miss Willow’s Nest at 360 North Main and health minded restaurant Metanoia located in the former Dakotan Restaurant location at 604 2nd...

 

Dennis Becomes Champion

Watford City wrestler Connor Dennis defeated Pembina County North's Carter Brown to win the championship at 195 pounds during the State Class B Wrestling Tournament in February 2018. (Photo...

 

Anytime Fitness Enjoying Early Success

Anytime Fitness opened mid November to area residents eager to improve their fitness level. Open 24 hours a day with the equipment and coaching to help clients reach their goals, the facility has...

 

Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Cornerstone Events

The Foundation for Community Care celebrated the silver anniversary of two of its most popular events in 2018, and established several new community initiatives directed at supporting healthcare in...

 

Community Celebrates LYIP Court Victory

The Community celebrated the long awaited Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project's court victory with a parade and picnic in August. With the LYIP attorney as parade marshal, and anything from horses...

 

MonDak API Office Holders Give Summary of Oil Industry at Year's End

The American Petroleum Institution (API) is a national trade association that represents the oil and gas industry, with local chapters in oilfield regions throughout the United States. The...

 

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