Sugar Beet Season Starts Earlier Than Expected 8-24-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Sugar Beet Season Starts Earlier Than Expected 8-24-2010

You may have noticed sugar beet tractor-trailers already rolling through Mid-Michigan. Well, it's because sugar beet harvesting is nearly a month ahead of schedule.
An official at Monitor Township's Michigan Sugar Co. said it’s the earliest the company has received sugar beet shipments in more than 100 years.
Experts credit ideal conditions and early planting for this year's boom in field crops.
Michigan Sugar expects to process about 4.2 million tons of sugar beets this year, compared to 3.6 millions tons in 2009.
Michigan is the third largest sugar beet producer in the U.S.
Other crops like corn, wheat and soybeans are expected to do well also.
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