American Crystal Sugar Company General Agronomist Joe Hastings says it was a compact sugarbeet harvest campaign. “We had some heat and some frost, but overall, it was a dry harvest,” said Hastings. “We have harvested the most tons we’ve ever harvested, just under 12.1 million tons of beets.” Hastings acknowledges the employees and crews it took to get the crop harvested. “It was an intense time; in five days, we probably had over five million tons of beets.”
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