National Geographic : 1942 Mar
U.S.Beet Sugar Association It Takes Trainloads of Beets to Fill the Sweet Tooth of the Most Sugar-hungryNation inthe World Beet sugar supplies about one-fourth of the United States' sugar. Production increased last year to offset possible shortage ofimports ofother areas, such asthePhilip pines. Much of the crop comes from irrigated regions of the West. These solid trains of beets are riding the rails from northern Colorado fields tofactories.