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Officials: Big beets for Billings

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

HARDIN, Mont. — Western Sugar Cooperative is going to have a big crop this year, and the biggest part of it will be in the Billings, Mont., production area.
“We have a very respectable crop coming across Western Sugar,” said J. Kent Wimmer, lo…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other Views: Don’t take farm bill’s success for granted

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

“People can debate how much help the poor should get and whether it’s optimal to deliver aid in the form of food stamps,” the Washington Post editorialized in June.
“But it’s beyond debate — or should be — that government has a role to…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other Views: It’s a perfect storm for US sugar

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Let’s put to rest the self-serving nonsense that the steep decline in American Crystal sugar payments is a result of the labor conflict that resulted in a long lockout of union workers. No one can make an honest, cogent, fact-based argument that th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other Views: It’s a perfect storm for US sugar

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Let’s put to rest the self-serving nonsense that the steep decline in American Crystal sugar payments is a result of the labor conflict that resulted in a long lockout of union workers. No one can make an honest, cogent, fact-based argument that th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Sugar beet co-op in Renville, Minn., talks of progress with water standards

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.
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Sugarbeet Institute hits 50

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

In Congress, no one beats the sugar beet lobby

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

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Smaller, but still solid crop

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

Crystal offers record beet payments

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

Sugar beet crop escapes real damage from a.m. freeze

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