American Crystal Sugar Co. Hillsboro, N.D., factory done slicing sugar beets|Grand Forks Herald

American Crystal factories in the North Dakota towns of Hillsboro and Drayton and the Minnesota cities of East Grand Forks, Crookston and Moorhead operate 24 hours a day during the slicing campaign, producing 150 pounds of beet sugar per second, according to the business site. The Hillsboro factory slices 2.5 million tons of sugar beets yearly during an average annual piece campaign of 260 to 275 days. As a result of the reduction in the quantity of sugar beets collected this fall, farmers will be paid $37 per load for the 2019 crop, $17.78 per ton less they were for the 2018 crop.

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