Slowly, but surely, farmers found their way back into sugarbeet fields over the weekend. American Crystal Sugar Company piling stations in most parts of the Red River Valley were able to open and receive sugarbeets. “The middle of the valley is still pretty wet in that Crookston, Hillsboro, East Grand Forks area,” says ACSC general agronomist Joe Hastings. “This rain does plump up the beets a little more and may reduces the sugar content just a little bit. Sugars do remain the 17s, so that is still pretty good.” Hastings adds that the agriculture staff is looking at areas with beets under water for an extended period of time and verifying if the product can be stored. This Harvest Hotline segment is made possible by the North Dakota Mill, AgCountry Farm Credit Services and U.S. Custom Harvesters, Incorporated.
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