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Cornhusker Economics, March 22, 2000, agecon.unl.edu/cornhuskereconomics
Sugarbeets are grown on nearly 1.5 million acres in the United States, with a production value in excess of $1.1 billion for the 1997 crop year. In Nebraska, sugarbeets are grown on over 65,000 acres in a dozen western counties generating over $36 million dollars in farm revenue. There are two active sugar refineries in the area that contribute to the local economy in terms of value added activity.