Western Sugar Employees Run Monument Half Marathon

Four Western Sugar employees participated in the Monument Marathon on Saturday, September 26th, 2015. Rodney Perry, Richard Caluori, Luke Rust, Kaitlin Behan and Blake Crawford completed the half marathon. The Monument Marathon was held in Gering, Nebraska, and is a fundraiser for the Western Nebraska Community College foundation. To read more about how Western Sugar … Continued

Why Sugar Is Added to Food: Food Science 101

The Institute of Food Technologists review, “Why Sugar is Added to Food: Food Science 101” published in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, is an excellent overview of sugar’s essential functional roles in food formulation. This review also covers alternative sweetener options and states flaws and obstacles in the Food and Drug Administration’s proposal … Continued

Marissa McClung’s Sugar Beet Presentation

(Pictured are Marissa McClung and Calvin McClung) Marissa McClung was awarded Best of Show Agronomy at the Gosper Country Fair for her report on sugar beets titled “Farm to Table”. Marissa is 11 years old and lives in Elwood, Nebraska. Her detailed report described how sugar beets are harvested, trucked to the beet pile, and … Continued