It’s been a challenging year for growers in the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative area. The late planting season did not help. Vice President of Agriculture Todd Geselius says current yield samples are estimating 25-ton crop. “It’s clearly less than we would like, but we’ll see. We’ve had nice rains lately and we hope that those beets are growing, but we won’t know for sure for a few days.” SMBSC won’t begin pre-pile harvested until mid-September. It will be one of the latest pre-pile harvests in the co-op’s history.
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