Wet weather continues to hamper pre-pile harvest for Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative. Vice President of Agriculture Todd Geselius says the crop is a little disappointing so far. “The numbers don’t look so great right now, but I think they’re going to perk up once we get out of the worst of the beets we have out there.” Due to the wet growing season, yields are down. “Right now, we’re estimating about 24.6 tons. We’re hoping the sugar is going to keep climbing here. It’s always a wild card with the sugar. The rain here this week probably didn’t help us in the short term, but hopefully it did in long term.”
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