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The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released the latest Crop Progress report on Monday. In the report, harvest progress updates where given for the country's top four sugarbeet producing states.
Michigan leads the way with 30% of their crop harvested. That is up from 27% last week and up six percent from this point last year. It is also up from the five-year average of 17%.
Idaho currently has 25% of its crop harvested, which is behind last year's mark of 31%, but ahead of the five-year average of 22%. Last week, 23% percent of the crop was out of the ground.
Stockpile harvest for American Crystal and Minn-Dak is now in full swing, which has helped North Dakota growers reach 20% of their sugarbeet crop harvested as of September 30th. That is slightly behind last year's mark of 21% and the five-year average of 22%. Last week, the Peace Garden State had 14% of its crop harvest.
The country's largest sugarbeet producing state, Minnesota, has harvested 18%. That is ahead of 2017's pace of 16%, but behind the five-year average of 20%. Minnesota growers have harvested seven percentage points since last week.