Sugarbeet harvest has wrapped up for American Crystal Sugar Company. It was one of the shortest harvest seasons ever for the co-op. East Grand Forks, Minnesota grower David Thompson finished his beet harvest on October 4. “It was phenomenal with good conditions. Tonnage probably wasn’t what we were looking for, but sugar content is better than year’s past.” American Crystal Sugar Company general agronomist Joe Hastings says it could be fastest harvest since 2015. “It’s a big deal to have a smooth harvest for growers.” The dry conditions helped with the sugar content, but lowered the overall tonnage.
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