Having lived in sugar beet country, I can’t say how many I picked up from the roadside.
We had the Western sugar plant nearby also, what a stench, hated going to Brush/FtMorgan because of it.
Here’s a little help.
I was speaking with my son the other day. We were trying to figure out which things we would miss the most come SHTF. I picked vanilla, coffee and schnapps. He picked sugar and chocolate. Most of the stuff we consume is grown and processed 1000 miles away, on average. Sometimes, on the other side of the planet. I forget which ingredient it is, but to make root beer (which I love), it requires something from the island of Madagascar… come SHTF, adios root beer.
I can’t do anything about coffee and chocolate… or vanilla… except pile it high and deep. But I can try small scale sugar production. Sugar beets might do well here. Who knows? Might be able to make enough for us, and some for trade… black strap molasses will be right popular as well.
Thanks again for the link.
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1