The growing season has been somewhat dry, but Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative Vice President of Agriculture and Research Mike Metzger says this past week’s rain was not welcome. “Rain is very much a four-letter word in the month of October for sugarbeet guys.” Metzger estimates six percent of the beets will be left in the field. A big crop has resulted in a backlog at piling stations. “It doesn’t take hardly any time to load a truck. They get unloaded, go to the field and boom, they’re right back into the piling site.”
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