Progress of the Beet-Sugar Industry in the United States Volume 92

9781235544880: Progress of the Beet-Sugar Industry in the United States Volume 92

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 Excerpt: ... and unfit for use in the sugar factory. As the factory depended upon the ditch for water for this purpose, it was obliged to suspend operations. The factory was unable to manufacture sugar from which it could pay the farmers for the beets. It fell into difficulties and a receiver was appointed. Many of the beets grown remained in the ground and were an entire loss to the growers. Such a failure naturally proved very discouraging both to the company and to the farmers. Finally, however, the Roosevelt Dam and Irrigation Ditch was finished. This is one of the largest and most expensive irrigating projects in the world. It gave a new impetus to the beet-sugar industry. The affairs of the management of the factory were adjusted in court and it passed into the hands of a new set of capitalists and managers who were thoroughly experienced in the beet-sugar industry, having promoted and operated other successful plants. It was placed back in commission and was operated successfully during 1909. The factory was enlarged, and automatic country dumps were constructed for the convenience of the ranchers at Mesa, Tempe, and Phoenix. A traction engine gang plow was introduced for stirring the soil and many other up-to-date conveniences were employed. Weather conditions throughout the growing period were quite generally favorable. Planting for the campaign began in October and extended through most of the winter. The campaign opened July 1 and closed August 4. It was short but of sufficient duration and attended with sufficient success to convince the farmers and all interested that a, new era had opened for the beet-sugar industry in Arizona. Illinois.--Illinois has one beet-sugar factory, of 350 tons daily capacity, located at Riverdale, which has been in operation for...

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