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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

When it comes to sugar, Fargo man ‘knew enough was enough’

October 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Josh Grover’s sweet tooth had become a problem. But his body craved sugar and he complied with his soft drink of choice, Mountain Dew.
His daily dose averaged three 20-ounce bottles, loaded with sugar in the form of corn sweetener. Continue Reading

Sugar faces challenges on both the supply and demand sides

October 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MOORHEAD, Minn. Here’s a trend that sounds a sour note for the area sugar industry: Per-capita consumption of sugar and sweeteners has dropped 13.2 percent since peaking in 1999. Continue Reading

US sugar producers receive good news from Mexico

August 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Questions about low sugar prices, dry growing conditions, discolored product and a bloated North American market due in large part to Mexican exports had American Crystal Sugar Co. officials reeling in recent weeks. Continue Reading

Senate debates farm bill: Limits crop insurance for high-income farmers, reject sugar amendments

May 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Working on a new farm bill, the Senate last week defeated an amendment to change the sugar program but limited the crop insurance premium subsidies for high-income farmers before putting off further action on the bill until after a Memorial Day break. Continue Reading

Some Crystal Sugar works return to work

May 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO More than 400 American Crystal Sugar Co. workers who have been locked out of their jobs for nearly two years returned to work Tuesday. Continue Reading

After 20 months, locked-out Crystal workers to accept contract

April 14, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

MOORHEAD American Crystal Sugar Co. workers locked out of their jobs since Aug. 1, 2011, are heading back to work, but it’s a bittersweet resolution for the union. Continue Reading

Brazilian ethanol prices sign that millers may favor biofuel

February 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic

LONDON Brazilian ethanol prices trading above raw sugar futures for the first time in almost two years are spurring speculation that millers will favor making the biofuel over the sweetener in the season starting in April.
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Ethanol helping Brazilian sugar makers

January 31, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SAO PAULO Raizen, Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s sugar venture with Cosan Industria & Comercio, is among producers set to profit from funneling more of a record cane crop into ethanol as a government measure bolsters demand. Continue Reading