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Published October 14, 2013, 08:03 PM

Rain continues to delay sugar beet harvest

Continued rainfall is pushing back the 2013 sugar beet harvest. Throughout the last week several inches of rain has fallen on many fields forcing farmers to delay their harvests. Following a heavy rainfall on Saturday, farmers spent Sunday waiting for their fields to dry.

By: Michael Yoshida, WDAZ

Continued rainfall is pushing back the 2013 sugar beet harvest. Throughout the last week several inches of rain has fallen on many fields forcing farmers to delay their harvests. Following a heavy rainfall on Saturday, farmers spent Sunday waiting for their fields to dry. By late Sunday afternoon many farmers were back in their fields harvesting beets. However, rain showers late Sunday night and Monday morning forced many farmers to once again stop their harvest.

Monday sugar beet trucks could be seen back in their farmyards after wet and muddy conditions made roads unsafe and left fields in less than ideal harvesting condition.

Sugar beet farmer John Galegher said, "it's going to be a challenge from here on out. I don't think we're going to get really good digging conditions for the rest of the season."

Weather forecasts predict that the rainy conditions will continue for the next few days.

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