Sugar beet processing in final weeks at Lovell factory

2012-02-09T06:00:00Z Sugar beet processing in final weeks at Lovell factoryThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 09, 2012 6:00 am  • 

POWELL, Wyo. — The Western Sugar Cooperative is nearing the end of delivering sugar beets to the Lovell processing factory in northern Wyoming.

Randall Jobman of Western Sugar says hauling the beets to factory has taken longer this season because of the record harvest in 2011.

The Lovell factory district yield averaged 28.9 tons of sugar beets per acre.

Jobman said that beets stored at receiving stations since the harvest wrapped up in the fall are in good condition. Growers deliver the beets to receiving stations, where they are stored until they can be trucked to the factory.

The Lovell factory will process sugar beets 24 hours per day until the job is done.

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