Sugar beet harvest ramps up in east Wyoming

Torrington, Wyo. – Cooler weather and dry conditions have boosted the sugar beet harvest in eastern Wyoming.

Jerry Darnell of the Western Sugar Cooperative says beets piling up are running a sugar content rate of about 17.51 percent.

The Torrington Telegram reports that is considerably higher than original estimates. The harvest has yielded between 21 and 22 tons-per-acre.