Local farmers are starting to think about planting season, and a few warm days are helping. Sugarbeet growers in the northern part of the Red River Valley would like to be in the field by the first week of May. “It’s the summer that dictates what kind of a crop we’ll have,” explains American Crystal Sugar Company board chairman and Fisher, Minnesota farmer Curt Knutson. “We are certainly coming out of an excellent storage season for sugarbeets in the piles. Going into spring, we’re optimistic.”
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