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Record Sugar Beet Harvest in Wyoming
This year's sugar beet harvest in the Bighorn Basin set a record for tons per acre. Wyoming Sugar Vice President Vince Salzman reports an average of just over 29.3 tons per acre. Sugar content was close to a record at 17.9%. Salzman says 300,000 tons of sugar beets were delivered to the four Wyoming Sugar receiving stations in Riverton, Midvale, Basin and at the factory yard in Worland. The will be processed into about 840,000, 100-pound bags of sugar.