Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

THE BEET GOES ON

Sugar Content Looks Good At Kimball Piling Site

 

October 22, 2020

Daria Anderson-Faden

The Kimball piling site is expected to eventually handle 110,00 tons of sugar beets this year. The beet harvest was at about 60 percent Monday.

Jerry Darnell the VP of Agriculture for Western Sugar of Scottsbluff said as of Monday morning 60% of the beet harvest has been completed in the area.

He was very pleased with the sugar content from the Kimball piling site as it is 19.86 percent. Darnell said that is "tremendous sugar" and they have "great tonnage" from the Kimball piling, which is a swing pile as it will either be processed in Fort Morgan, Colo., or Scottsbluff.

The Kimball site will eventually handle 110,00 tons of sugar beets.

Darnell expressed hope that they will get as much done in the next couple of days as Thursda...



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