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Published October 26, 2010, 10:39 AM

Sugar beet harvest ramps up in east Wyoming

TORRINGTON, Wyo. — Cooler weather and dry conditions have boosted the sugar beet harvest in eastern Wyoming.

TORRINGTON, Wyo. — Cooler weather and dry conditions have boosted the sugar beet harvest in eastern Wyoming.

Jerry Darnell of the Western Sugar Cooperative says beets piling up are running a sugar content rate of about 17.51 percent.

The Torrington Telegram reports that is considerably higher than original estimates.

The harvest has yielded between 21 and 22 tons-per-acre.

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