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North Dakota, Michigan & Idaho Sugarbeet Planting Progress Now Ahead of Average
The USDA released the Crop Progress Report for the week of May 6th. In the report, planting progress data for the country’s top four sugarbeet producing states were listed.
Sugarbeet planting across the country has seen tremendous progress over the last week. Percentage-wise, Michigan had the biggest gains. The Wolverine State now has 80% of his projected sugarbeet acres planted, ahead of last year’s pace of 46% and the five-year average of 59%. Last week, Michigan had just 13% of its acres planted.
North Dakota has crossed the halfway point at 66% completed. Despite being two percentage points behind last year’s pace, N.D. is now ahead of the five year average of 53%.
Idaho is nearing completion of its sugarbeet planting season. Ninety-two percent of the Gem State’s projected acres are in the ground, ahead of the five-year average by one percentage point. Last year at this point, Idaho had 87% of its beets planted.
Minnesota, the largest sugarbeet producing state, is sitting at 50% completed. That is up from just 10% last week, but behind the five-year average of 57% and last year’s mark of 74%.
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