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The National Agricultural Statistics Service, a division of the USDA, released their crop progress report for week ending October 22nd
The North Dakota sugarbeet harvest is nearing the end. The Rough Rider state has approached 95% completion, up from 89% the previous week. Last year at this point, North Dakota was sitting at 94% completion. The five year average is 92%.
Minnesota currently sits at 85% completion. That’s an increase of nine percentage points from last week’s mark. The nation’s leading sugarbeet producing state is three points behind last year’s mark and four points behind their five year average.
Michigan’s harvest campaign is ahead of their five year average. They currently sit at 37% completed, ahead of the 35% five year average and last year’s mark of 33%.
According to Amalgamated Sugar of Idaho, their harvest has reached 67% completion, ahead of last week’s total of 39%.
Montana currently sits at 64% completed, which equals their five year average. Big Sky Country gained 24 percentage points over last week’s total. At this point last year, they sat at 42% completed.
Wyoming’s sugarbeet harvest is now at the three-quarters mark. The Cowboy State increased their harvest total by 21 points since last week to reach 75% completed, which is 15 points higher than the five year average.
In Colorado, the sugarbeet harvest has reached 36% completion. That mark falls short of the 53% five year average, but is still 10 percentage points higher than last year’s progress by Oct. 22nd.
Everyone at The Sugarbeet Grower magazine would like to wish everybody a safe and happy harvest!