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cane sugar syrup (warmer climates)

 
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I'm reading in Backwoods Home Magazine about a fella making his own sugar cane syrup.

"Cane syrup can be bought in stores in the deep south, but true southerners want to buy theirs from someone they know who produced and bottled it themselves."

"We have just half an acre of sugar cane.  Out of that we can make three good runs of eighty gallons each, maybe more"
 
                    
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Where did you find seeds or transplants for sugar cane?

I found sorghum and sugar beet seeds, but not sugar cane starts.
 
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If you want to plant sugar cane, you must plant the stalks.  At each joint on the cane, there is a node that will grow after you plant it.  Most of the syrup makers will sell you a few stalks for you to get started.
 
                                
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where can i get some sugar cane starts , to get started raising sugar cane ? i have a chatanuga #114 mill and im raising a team of oxen ,,,, Thanks For Your Help
 
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http://www.southernsyrupmakers.com/
 
                          
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If you live anyplace other than the deep south I would plant sorghum instead of sugar cane.  I've seen it grown here in Minnesota for silage.
 
                      
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sugar beets .. the us yeilds more sugar from beets than cane .. although maybe not this year as GMO beets have been ordered ripped up and destroyed .. yippe... in other words buy sugar futures
 
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sticky_burr wrote:
sugar beets .. the us yeilds more sugar from beets than cane .. although maybe not this year as GMO beets have been ordered ripped up and destroyed .. yippe... in other words buy sugar futures



This begs the question, why did they tear up the GMO sugar beet crop, and who is "they?"  Has it something to do with them not being safe to consume? 

I'll second that yippee.
 
                      
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a court said they had to be removed .
  "Roughly one year ago the court ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture had violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by approving the biotech crop without first preparing an Environmental Impact Statement. Friday’s ruling prohibited any future planting and sale of the crop, pending the USDA’s compliance with NEPA and all other related laws.

Modified sugar beets that were already planted will be allowed to continue to grow and be harvested under the ruling issues by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White. If, however, the USDA does not complete its Environmental Impact Statement by next spring, producers will not be able to plant the modified seeds. Typically such a report can take between two and three years."" .. this crop was GMO crop seed plants

and yesterday another court delayed it .. anti-yippie

""The U.S. Court of Appeals put on hold until Feb. 28 a judge’s Nov. 30 order to dig up 256 acres of sugar beet seedlings, or until it issues an order, whichever is first, according to a ruling yesterday. Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture to block planting permits given four companies for beets that were modified to withstand Monsanto Co.’s Roundup herbicide. ""

i am getting off topic but they need to class action against these people for contaminating and destroying their non-GMO or open corn thats one complete harvest and new seed. if thats stretched out across country or internationally we need to find some one to 'contract non GMO corn at say $1000 a bushel and reject it cause the corn is contaminated with GMO pollen. then take it to the court
maybe we can kill the beast. if they put it out they need to contain it.
 
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sticky_burr, have got to tell you that Roundup resistant beets scare the crap out of me.  That means they can heavily spray to knock down weeds, and the leaves of the beets absorb the roundup and wind up in our coffee sweetener.  I hope they can win the suit against the USDA.  If Frankenveggies get the law on their side, we are in for some very bad health issues, I think.



 
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