BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan sugar beet harvest might set a report this 12 months.
Michigan Sugar is anticipating 34 tons per acre from roughly 900 farmers, up from a report of 31.6 tons in 2015, MLive.com reported.
The state’s beet rising space covers roughly 20 counties and contains a lot of the Thumb area.
“Once once more, our world-class growers have carried out a phenomenal job caring for his or her sugar beets and, with a little assist from Mother Nature, we’ll now reap the advantages,” government vp Jim Ruhlman stated.
“With such a giant crop within the area, harvest can be lengthy, tight and considerably uncommon,” Ruhlman stated. “And as soon as the beets are harvested and piled, then we now have to get them sliced.”
Michigan Sugar was contemplating whether or not to ask growers to depart some beets within the floor.
“We don’t need to run into a scenario the place our harvested beets are decomposing past a usable state within the piles,” Ruhlman stated.
Michigan Sugar, primarily based in Bay City, markets sugar underneath Pioneer Sugar and Big Chief Sugar manufacturers.
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