The Roundup -

Beet Harvest Wraps Up


November 1, 2017 | View PDF

Beet harvest 2017 is now over, fortunately with nothing catastrophic to mark it as one to be remembered 50 years from now.

Weather has mostly cooperated, with some rain, wind, frost and heat all managing to delay digging somewhat.

According to Sidney Sugars agricultural manager Duane Peters, tonnage should be in the 31.25 to 31.5 range with sugar good at around 18%.

Early harvest, brought back after many years, went well, and should be even smoother next year when some of the kinks are worked out.

“Growers have been great to work with. They, like us, struggled with help early, finding drivers, but together we made it work,” Peters said.


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