Utah is one of the pioneers in the beet-sugar industry. The first sugar factory was brought into the State in 1852, but, like all the early attempts to produce sugar from beets in the United States, the enterprise was unsuccessful. In 1891 a factory was erected at Lehi when there were less than a half a dozen factories in the United States. From this time on Utah has been one of the few states of the Union important in the manufacture of beet sugar. Since soil, climate, irrigation, and labor conditions are favorable to the crop, it is probable that sugar-beets will continue to be raised in large quantities in Utah.
Harris, F. S. and Butt, N. I., "Circular No. 34 - Sugar-Beet Production in Utah" (1918). UAES Circulars. Paper 29.