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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Sugar beet harvest is underway and that means drivers need to look out for our busy farming community.
The Amalgamated Sugar factory is wrapping up their control harvest, It's when they manage the amount of sugar beets that go into the factory from September through Oct. 5.
Their regular harvest starts on Oct. 6, and the company is competing against mother nature to meet their harvest deadline by Nov. 1.
"We're in a race to beat the first hard freeze," said plant manager Jorge Devarona. "Through the month of October and the first week of November we're stacking all the excess beets at the factory."
The company will be shifting gears, more delivery trucks will be out on the roadways.
"We all gotta be aware of is that these trucks are typically going a lot slower than normal traffic," said Twin Falls District Ag Manager David Scantlin. "You have to be careful of approaching them from the back. The other thing is they're entering from non-typical places on the road."
Transystems LLC in Twin Falls is the contractor's company. Over dozens of trucks will be delivering sugar beets over the next month.
"All those trucks have an extra flashing light on the back trying to alert other motorist that they are traveling slower than they are and to use caution," Scantlin said.
The company is inspecting a sweet and prosperous harvest season. Scantlin recommends the public to keep a safe distance between the truck because they can't break as easily as other vehicles.
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October 3, 2018 at 02:35PM