Beet Harvest Winding Down Across Region

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In Montana, sugarbeet harvest is near completion as excellent weather in the south and east areas of the State allowed another week of solid progress.  91{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of beets have been harvested, dramatically more than last year’s 63{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4}.  Also better than average and nearing completion, 95{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of the silage corn has been harvested.  And while we see national numbers much lower, 76{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of Montana’s winter wheat is rated good-to-excellent, which is well above last year’s 48{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4}.

That sugarbeet harvest is wrapping up in Wyoming as well with 97{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of the beets in.  That’s way above last year’s 64{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4}.  The silage corn has been harvested.  Laramie County reported a hard frost that finally killed the grasshoppers and Platte County reported some moisture that has improved emergence of their winter wheat.  That winter wheat is rated 44{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} fair and 56{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} good.

North Dakota and South Dakota are both also done with their silage corn harvest.  91{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of South Dakota winter wheat has emerged and is rated at 74{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} good-to-excellent.  In North Dakota, 51{4d08edaf359bc2115b18a651716ebd427a137946ddca2143fa23b3ea721061e4} of sunflowers have been harvested.


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Haylie Shipp

 

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