Ontario’s roughly 85 sugar beet growers are seemingly to benefit from introduced updates to the Michigan Sugar Bay Metropolis plant.
Final week, Michigan Sugar introduced a deliberate US$65 million improve to certainly one of its 4 sugar beet processing amenities. The improve features a de-sugaring addition for molasses, which can assist the corporate enhance total sugar seize from every tonne of feedstock.
Ontario produces sugar beets on 10,000 acres per yr in Chatham-Kent and Lambton counties. All of the manufacturing is shipped to Michigan Sugar.
Rob McKerrall, chair of the Ontario Sugarbeet Growers Affiliation, says that Michigan Sugar’s skill to improve the extraction price of sugar from the molasses advantages all growers by including to their sugar fee.
Breaking: CEO Mark Flegenheimer proclaims Michigan Sugar enlargement of $65M+ desugarization facility at Bay Metropolis location. Development to start this fall. pic.twitter.com/spL6qcrRx5
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Harvest of the 2021 sugar beet crop started in the present day (August 26), as per Michigan Sugar’s directive. For the following few weeks, farmers can be knowledgeable of which fields to harvest to hold the Michigan crops working effectively. After Canadian Thanksgiving, the remaining acres can be harvested and piled for winter storage.
McKerrall anticipates will probably be an above-average manufacturing yr for growers.