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The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released the sugarbeet crop progress report for week ending Oct. 29th.
North Dakota and Minnesota are near completion of the 2017 sugarbeet harvest. Both states come in at 98% complete this week, ahead of the five-year average of 97% for North Dakota and 95% for Minnesota.
Michigan is closing in on the halfway point of their harvest. The Wolverine State currently sits at 47% completed, up 10 percentage points from last week, but nearly equal to last year’s pace. The five-year average is 53%.
According to Amalgamated Sugar in Idaho, they have reached 91% completion as of Oct. 29th. That is up from 67% last week.
Colorado currently sits at 62% harvested, up from 36% the previous week. Last year at this point they were just 48% completed, while the five-year average is 70%.
Montana is now past the three-quarters mark. They come in at 78% harvested, up from 64% last week and 59% in 2016. The five-year average is 83%.
Wyoming is also seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. They currently sit at 86% completed, ahead of last year’s mark of 69% and the five-year average of 73%. Last week Wyoming was at 75% completed.
The Sugarbeet Grower magazine wishes everybody a safe and happy harvest!