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Growers fight freezing temps to try and complete sugarbeet harvest

 

October 31, 2019

Tracie Mitchell

Wyoming Sugar sugarbeet growers are scrambling to complete harvest as Mother Nature sends freezing temperatures this week.

WORLAND - With Wyoming Sugar harvest at 80% Saturday and a nasty cold front forecasted, growers lent a helping hand.

Wyoming Sugar CEO and President Mike Greear said several growers who had completed their harvest lent labor and equipment to other growers to help them finish their harvest.

Greear said neighbor helping neighbor is what the growers here are always inclined to do. He added, however, that as a cooperative, every ton harvested helps everybody" within the Wyoming Sugar cooperative.

Mother Nature has not been kind to area sugarbeet growers this fall and not just with the single di...



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