Polk County Leads Minnesota Sugarbeet Production
Minnesota Ag Connection - 06/11/2018
Polk County was the largest sugarbeet producing county in 2017, with 2.71 million tons, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Clay County had the second highest production at 1.25 million tons, followed by Wilkin County with 1.22 million tons.
Meeker County had the highest yield at 36.0 tons per acre. The second highest yield was 35.2 tons per acre in Becker County. The Northwest District was the highest yielding district at 30.9 tons per acre.
In 2017, two counties had yields under 25.0 tons per acre. McLeod County recorded the lowest yield at 21.8 tons per acre.
Yields are derived from production divided by area harvested. Only published estimates were considered in rankings of districts and counties.