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Sugarbeet Planting Commences for Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota
The USDA released the Crop Progress Report for the week of April 29th. In the report, planting progress data for the country’s top four sugarbeet producing states were listed.
Sugarbeet planting is officially underway for the country’s largest sugar producing area; the Red River Valley. Both Minnesota and North Dakota have put 10% of their projected crop in the ground. The five year average for Minnesota is 44%, while North Dakota’s is 38%
The Michigan planting season is also underway. Thirteen percent of their crop has been planted, up from one percent last week. At this point last year, Michigan was sitting at 28% completed. Their five year average is 35%.
Idaho remains the only state listed in the report that is ahead of both last year’s pace and the five year average. The Gem State has planted 85% of its projected sugarbeet acreage, up from 66% last week. Both the five year average and last year’s progress for this week is 83%.