Muddy mess for Red River Valley farmers
FARGO - The area's wet fall has led to major harvest delays, particularly for sugar beet farmers in the southern Red River Valley.
Wahpeton, N.D.-based Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative is considering leaving up to 21,000 acres of beets in the ground, company spokeswoman Susan Johnson said Tuesday.
Heavy rains in the southern Red River Valley have made a muddy mess of beet fields, she said.
Minn-Dak had hoped to harvest about 108,000 acres.