Beet Harvest Winding Down Across Region


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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