Heavy rains hurting sugar beet harvest
AMENIA, N.D. - Seven good days.
That's what Amenia farmer Bill Hejl needs to finish this year's sugar beet harvest.
"We just need some dry weather," said Hejl, who had to shut down his sugar beet harvest after receiving about 3½ inches of rain in the past week.
He's not alone.
Most sugar beet producers in the southern two-thirds of the Red River Valley have quit harvesting temporarily because of recent rains.
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