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Minn-Dak cooperative says this year's sugar beet harvest worst in decades

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WAHPETON, N.D. - A Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative spokeswoman calls it the worst sugar beet harvest in decades.

Spokeswoman Susan Johnson says up to 20 percent of Minn-Dak's crop will be left in muddy fields. Grower members of the Wahpeton-based co-op had hoped to harvest 108,000 acres of sugar beets this year.

Johnson says the growers will take a financial hit but she says crop insurance may lessen the blow.

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