Two Growers Inducted into Sidney Sugars 20/20 Club

Published online: Dec 31, 2020 News
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Sidney Sugars recently recognized two of its growers for achieving 20/20 status. To qualify for this exclusive club, a sugarbeet producer must average over 20 tons per acre and 20 percent sugar for the entire crop.

Bryce Jorgensen, a sugarbeet grower in Savage, Mont., averaged 29 tons per acre and 20.09 percent sugar on his 2020 crop. To qualify for this exclusive club, a sugarbeet producer must average over 20 tons per acre and 20 percent sugar for the entire crop. Jorgensen has been farming for a little over eight years.

The Mortenson Farm Partnership in Buford, N.D., averaged 26 tons per acre with a district high of 20.17 percent sugar over 850 acres. The Mortenson Farm Partnership consists of Joe Mortenson, his father Steve Mortenson, and about nine full-time hired employees. The Mortensons have had many years of experience growing sugarbeets. Their sugarbeet growing operation started many years ago with Joe's grandfather, Emery Baxter, who was a long-time Buford area farmer. 

     

Joe & Steven Mortensen                                                                     Bryce Jorgensen