Sugar beets vital to local economy

Sugar beets and the production of sugar is one of the biggest export industries in southern Alberta. Taber is also home to the only sugar beet refinery in Canada. As BCN’s Micah Quinn explains, farmers and growers in our area explain what exactly sugar beets are and how important they are to the local economy.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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