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Published October 09, 2010, 10:41 PM

Good Growing Season For Sugar Beets

East Grand Forks, Minn. (WDAZ TV) - The sugar beet industry has had a good growing season. American Crystal Sugar in East Grand Forks has seen a higher volume of beets this year.

Managers say they can only harvest a limited number of tons based on how many tons their factory can process.

"Growers have planted a set amount of acres but because of the good growing conditions this year the tonage is higher than normal. So that's what affects the beets that we can eventually harvest." American Crystal Sugar manager Jerry Christenson said.

Managers say they are monitoring the number of beets and won't know exact yields until they are done.