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Drop in grower payments clouds American Crystal meeting

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Even though its growers will be paid about $370 million less for this year’s harvest compared to the one in 2012, the head of American Crystal Sugar Co. said Thursday he doesn’t expect sugar beet farmers to turn to other crops and aband…continue reading on

Roundup Ready beet issue remains unclear

March 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Stay tuned. That’s the only message available on the Roundup Ready sugar beet question for 2011 as Red River Valley and southern Minnesota farmers prepare for a sugar beet planting season, which could be less than a month away. Continue Reading

American Crystal sues USDA over new rules on Roundup Ready beets

February 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Leaders brief shareholders in private meetingsCorporate leaders of American Crystal Sugar Co. met behind closed doors with shareholders Wednesday morning in Grand Forks and Fargo to talk about the ongoing battle over genetically modified sugar beets. Continue Reading

For area farmers, this year’s harvest is nearly in the bin; weather has made a world of difference over last year

October 20, 2010 in West Central Tribune

Wow. What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, area farmers were struggling with wet weather, immature and wet crops and a long, harsh harvest season. This year, the combines are gobbling up the corn and soybean fields at a dramatic clip under sunny skies. This year’s crops are dry and of higher quality than last year. And, the prices are good, too.
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