RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Letter to Dave... Posted on 10/25/13 at 5:10 AM
THROUGH THE LENS Sugar...
The hard thing about being a full time photographer is finding time to do everything! That seems like a common theme with any profession but this is how it pertains to my profession.
I photograph eve... Posted on 7/8/13 at 11:08 AM
COURAGE IN THE KITCHEN Lightly Candied Sweet Potatoes
For my family, a holiday dinner was not complete unless we had baked sweet potatoes. Mom baked them next to the turkey or ham, cut each lovely potato in two or three pieces and taught us how to peel t... Posted on 3/13/13 at 7:44 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Union supporters part of anti-lockout drive
By Don Davis
A lockout of 1,300 workers in the Red River Valley has become evidence for Minnesota Legislature Democrats as they draw up bills to restrict the management practice.
Becki Jacobson of... Posted on 1/23/13 at 8:04 PM
THE NEW FORTY Pass the sugar, Daddy.
I cannot be alone in thinking that Crystal Harris (Hugh Hefner's new bride) is a sugar addict. And what better place to find a daddy to provide sugar than Hugh Hefner? He has got to be one of the the ... Posted on 1/3/13 at 10:20 PM
Even though its growers will be paid about $370 million less for this year’s harvest compared to the one in 2012, the head of American Crystal Sugar Co. said Thursday he doesn’t expect sugar beet farmers to turn to other crops and abandon beets.
Questions about low sugar prices, dry growing conditions, discolored product and a bloated North American market due in large part to Mexican exports had American Crystal Sugar Co. officials reeling in recent weeks.
With Mexican sugar exports to the U.S.surging, the U.S. government goal of a no-cost sugar program is not feasible in the near future. But government officials and grower industry leaders said they are determined to operate the program at as low a cost to taxpayers as possible.
Heavy rains in the northern Red River Valley will further slow sugar beet planting and could allow American Crystal Sugar Co. growers to plant only 430,000 to 440,000 of the 458,000 acres originally planned, officials of the Moorhead, Minn.-based farmer-owned cooperative said.
Locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers have another chance to say yes or no to a contract Saturday but they are again facing a choice they rejected more than a year ago. A yes vote means a contract that is mostly unchanged from what they have already rejected and that could lessen their power as a union. A no vote means a continuation of the 16-month lockout and its financial hardships.
There is a debate raging about the role of sugar in today’s diet and its relationship to disease. There are those who say sugar ruins the nation’s health and it’s a primary dietary evil that leads to obesity and other diseases.
New York City officials have said they plans to ban the sale of sodas and other sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in restaurants and venues. Cutting back on pop and juice could be a good thing, local health officials said, but healthy eating is more than that.
Sugary sodas and juices have become a target in the war on obesity recently, especially with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announcing he was planning to ban sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces.
In a lawsuit that goes before a Los Angeles federal judge today, sugar producers accuse their corn industry rivals of false advertising in a campaign that casts the liquid sweetener as “nutritionally the same as table sugar” and claims “your body can’t tell the difference.”
In a lawsuit that goes before a Los Angeles federal judge Wednesday, sugar producers accuse their corn industry rivals of false advertising in a campaign that casts the liquid sweetener as “nutritionally the same as table sugar” and claims “your body can’t tell the difference.” Sugar forces argue that high fructose corn syrup is far less healthy than their product and are demanding that the ads run by the Corn Refiners Association be halted and that the corn association pay unspecified monetary damages.
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