Sugar beets destined for Western Sugar Cooperative's Lovell factory rest in a truck north of Powell Wednesday morning. Tribune photo by Carla Wensky
The Western Sugar Cooperative's Lovell factory geared up today (Thursday) to begin processing sugar beets. Local growers started harvesting beets on Tuesday.
Western Sugar officials wrote a harvest plan for this fall that opens receiving stations across the Lovell factory district, which includes Powell, at staggered times, according to Randall Jobman of the Billings agricultural division of Western Sugar.