May 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune
OLIVIA Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative completed its 2011 season without any surface water discharge violations, while showing continued improvements in the quality of its treated water discharges into Sacred Heart Creek.
March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Much has changed in the Red River Valley’s sugar beet industry over the past 50 years. One of the constants is the International Sugarbeet Institute, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. Continue Reading
January 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
With farmers filling political coffers, supports and tariffs help growers reap profitsAcross this stretch of the Red River Valley, roughly 20 miles east of Grand Forks, sugar beets have become an almost-can’t-miss money maker because of federal price protections that go back decades. Continue Reading
December 12, 2011 in Agweek
Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative of Wahpeton, N.D., is processing a disappointing crop, but still a solid contributor to the farming operations for some 476 growers. Continue Reading
November 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
American Crystal Sugar Co. is breaking a record when it set its final payment for the 2010 sugar beet crop at $73.02 per ton gross.
With on a harvest of 10.9 million ton, that’s a gross payment of $795.9 million. Continue Reading
May 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Despite temperatures that went down as low as 27 degrees in some parts of the northern Red River Valley before dawn today, no real damage was done to the high-value and late-planted sugar beet crop. Continue Reading
April 1, 2011 in West Central Tribune
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – American Crystal Sugar’s board of directors has decided to have the cooperative’s farmer members plant biotech sugar beet seed again this year, despite a federal court challenge by opponents of genetically modified beets.
April 1, 2011 in The Dickinson Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The widespread Internet posting of a letter by a retired Purdue University researcher who says he has linked genetically modified corn and soybeans to crop diseases and abortions and infertility in livestock has raised concern among scientists that the public will believe his unsupported claim is true.
March 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
For the past three years, American Crystal has used beet seed genetically enhanced to be immune to the common weed killer Roundup, which has made growing the beets easier. But with a possible court injunction around one of many corners coming up, it might be easier to just go back to planting “conventional” beet seed. Continue Reading
February 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Strong local harvests combined with poor ones elsewhere and high demand are benefiting the Red River Valley home to hundreds of local sugar beet growers and American Crystal Sugar Co., which processes the sugar beets. Continue Reading