In Congress, no one beats the sugar beet lobby

January 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm in Grand Forks Herald

With farmers filling political coffers, supports and tariffs help growers reap profitsAcross this stretch of the Red River Valley, roughly 20 miles east of Grand Forks, sugar beets have become an almost-can’t-miss money maker because of federal price protections that go back decades. Continue Reading