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Sugar beet harvest 99% complete

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Western Sugar Cooperative's sugar beet harvest is going longer than expected.

There are still two growers left to go, although the company originally estimated it would wrap- up the harvest October 31st.

The harvest began September 11th and is now 99% complete.

Western Sugar set a record with 29 tons and 18% sugar content.

Senior Agriculturist Terry Butcher says it's been a long but exciting harvest season.

"Some of the other states saw some big yields in the past couple of years and I guess this was Nebraska's turn."

The cooperative hopes to set another high goal next harvest.

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