An Exclusive to The Sugarbeet Grower
By Peter Buzzanell*
Above: A Russian sugarbeet field is harvested with American-origin equipment — a Case IH tractor and an Amity Technology beet harvester. PHOTO: Casey Bryl / Amity Technology
Russian beet sugar production has been trending upward in recent years, but it still only accounts for about one-half of the country’s annual demand. To fill this deficit, Russia must import massive volumes of raw cane sugar — most of which is then refined in dual beet and raw cane processing facilities.
Editor & General Manager of The Sugarbeet Grower