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Beet growers struggle in a muddy field northeast of Clara City in this undated photo taken during the harvest season. Sugar beet growers in the area feared they would not be able to harvest their crops in time, but their struggles were rewarded with one of the best crops ever. Photo by John White, Clara City Herald

Sugar harvest drags growers through worst, but big yields lift region's economy

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RENVILLE -- Tom Jacobs' father started raising sugar beets in Renville County in 1964, and with the exception of a few years in the early '70s, the family has continued that tradition ever since.

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By all measures, this was the most nerve-wracking harvest that father or son ever experienced, said Tom Jacobs of rural Olivia.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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