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Netherlands Sugar-Beet Crop Is 99% Planted, IRS Data Show

April 11, 2012

Dutch sugar-beet planting was 99 percent completed as of yesterday, up from 82 percent planted on April 2, according to data from industry researcher IRS.

The planting pace matches last year’s after a slower start in March, Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands-based IRS reported on its website today.

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