Warmer than normal weather has complicated sugar beet harvest but the harvest is solid

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POWELL, Wyoming — Indications are of a normal sugar beet harvest in northern Wyoming.

Western Sugar senior agriculturalist Mark Bjornestad says warmer than normal weather has complicated the harvest but the harvest is solid.

The sugar content in the beets will top 17 percent; it's at 17.2 percent now. Fields are producing, on average, 28 tons per acre, which right on the five-year average.

Bjornestad tells the Powell Tribune (http://bit.ly/1zmLEhb ) this year's crop is not a record one but a good one.

He says the harvest is about 80 percent done and will wrap up soon.

The statewide average for the sugar beet harvest completion this time of year is about 50 percent.

Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, http://www.powelltribune.com

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