By Associated Press - Wednesday, October 21, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Sugar beet farmers in northeastern Montana are seeing a record sugar crop this year.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1M4OKgJ ) that Sidney Sugars is close to finishing its harvest, with beet piles nearing 1 million tons at the factory.

The farmers along the Montana-North Dakota border that make up Sidney Sugars are uprooting more than 32 tons an acre. That is 2 tons more than estimates in September.

Agricultural manager, Russ Fullmer, says the harvest will supply the factory through February.

The factory began processing beets Sept. 28.



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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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