“Most of [Europe’s] sugar is made from beet, thanks to a technique developed in the Napoleonic wars, when [a] blockade hit French cane-sugar imports.”


The sugar beet industry played a significant role in the economy of Cache Valley.

See this article The valley’s sweet history by Denise Albiston Feb 6, 2006, and this excerpt:

“Around 1915, Cache Valley’s cash crop was the sugar beet, and that river of white continued until 1979 when the last harvest was plucked and shipped north into central Idaho. For more than 50 years, cultures, communities and families rotated with the crop, harvesting in mid-September through late November.”

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