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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

It's a sugar high for Wyoming Sugar

 

October 24, 2018

Tracie Mitchell

Wyoming Sugar stores the harvested sugar beets in piles until they are ready to be used. The beets go through a complicated process once at the factory starting with being thoroughly cleaned, before being sliced and rendered into sugar.

WORLAND – With a little over 80 percent of their sugar beets harvested, Wyoming Sugar is pleased with the average sugar content and average tons per acre.

"We have a really good crop. Our sugars are holding at just above 19 percent for company average. It looks like we are just under our estimate of 33.5 tons per acre, which given the increase in sugars, that's a good trade-off," Wyoming Sugar Company President and CEO Mike Greear said.

During the early harvest, which ran from Sept. 12-30, the beets had an average sugar content of 18.3 percent which caused Wyoming Sugar to expect the beet...



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