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2013 could see record sugar beet tonnage

Sep 28, 2013 - The Associated Press

POWELL -- Early digging of sugar beets was just a sneak peek.

The regular harvest of Western Sugar Cooperative's 2013 beet crop is beginning in the Lovell factory district, and all signs point to good things if weather can be kept at bay.

How good? No one is going too far out on the limb, but the prospects for yield are bullish. They may even point to record territory.

Consider this. The August sampling of the crop in area sugar beet fields came in three tons higher per acre than any previous sampling in history. Western Sugar fieldman Mark Bjornestad pronounced the sampling results "very good."

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