Drought Threatens Sugar Beet Harvest

Worland, WY – The drought has forced farmers to cut back
on the amount of planted sugar beet acreage in the areas surrounding Worland. Wyoming Sugar Company chief executive Cal Jones says the drought reduced the number of acres that were able to be planted because there is not enough supply of summer irrigation water available. That means fewer beets will be harvested this fall. Jones say the number of employees at Wyoming Sugar's plant will not be affected but there will be less work for them.