National Geographic : 1904 Feb
Hoeing Beets, near Ames, Nebraska There are many sections of the country where the soil is just what is needed for growing the sweetest andrichest beets. Under most favorable conditions, the beet-sugar grower has sometimes netted $1oo to $150 an acre. Next to a loose richsoil, the chief requisite isaTo large number of available laborers, and a sugar factory near at hand. The principal beet-sugar states are California, Michigan, Colorado, Utah, and Nebraska.