Pre-pile sugarbeet harvest continues at Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative. Vice President of Agriculture Mike Metzger says the juggling act continues. “Pre-harvest is always a challenge, because it’s a constant juggling act of Mother Nature, factory slice and a voluntary grower delivery system. Trying to get those things corralled and playing nice together in the same sandbox can be tough. Weather will cool down and we’re doing what we can to keep up inventory.” Sugar content is in the 17s and low 18s. Yields are respectable. “It’s a mixed bag. On the northern end of the district, we’re getting reports in the mid-to-upper 20s. Then, we get to the southern most district, they’re in the upper teens to low 20s and everywhere in-between.”
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