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November 27, 2019
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Reuters
summary:
It turns out Minnesota is the nation's top sugar beet producer - the sugar beet being a primary source for domestically produced raw sugar. The summer of 2019 was a wet one, followed by a freeze that left huge amounts of the state's sugar beet crop frozen in the ground. I pitched this story after hearing about it on MPR to look into how the farmers are faring.
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