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June 9, 2017
U.S. Commerce Secretary likely to seal sugar trade deal despite objections
WASHINGTON - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is likely to impose a new sugar trade deal with Mexico even if final revisions to it fail to...
June 9, 2017 - 6:19pm
June 7, 2017
Producers 'cautiously optimistic' about sugar deal with Mexico
MANVEL, N.D.—Ag producers in the Red River Valley are "cautiously optimistic" about an agreement limiting U.S. imports of Mexican sugar,...
June 7, 2017 - 8:08pm
May 16, 2017
Upper Midwest farmers make rapid planting progress
It's often said that modern equipment allows farmers to make rapid planting or harvest progress when the weather cooperates. What happened the week of May 7 confirms that. In the week ending May 14, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana farmers made huge strides in getting...
May 16, 2017 - 6:54pm
June 10, 2016
Vermont’s labeling law could devastate sugar beet industry, coalition argues
ST. PAUL — A Vermont law could kill western Minnesota’s sugar beet industry, a farmer warns. “It probably would wreck the Red River Valley,” President Karolyn Zurn of Minnesota Agriwomen told reporters on a Friday conference call. The unusual connection between a Vermont...
June 10, 2016 - 11:13pm
June 8, 2016
Sugar co-op prepares for stricter rules
OLIVIA — Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is aiming to remain in compliance with environmental regulations it anticipates will become...
June 8, 2016 - 12:16am
December 13, 2015
Sugar co-op elects officers
RENVILLE — The annual re-organizational meeting of the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative held Dec. 4 resulted in the following elections: • Kyle Petersen — chairman of the board of directors • Dave Schwerin — vice chairman • Marc Stevens — secretary-treasurer....
December 13, 2015 - 11:10pm
December 9, 2015
Anti-GMO proponents threaten Roundup Ready beets
FARGO — The region’s beet farmers don’t want to hear it, but leaders of co-ops are spending time preparing them to imagine a world without Roundup Ready sugar beets, even while fighting to keep the technology. Kurt Wickstrom, president and CEO of Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative,...
December 9, 2015 - 11:39pm
September 1, 2015
Area expects high crop yields
WILLMAR –– While fully acknowledging that a crop “isn’t made until it’s in the bin,” Kandiyohi County Farm Service Agency Director...
September 1, 2015 - 11:19pm
June 2, 2015
Sugar beet co-op shows water quality improvements
OLIVIA — The Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is continuing to meet water quality objectives and even gaining some recognition for it. The Minnesota Environmental Initiative named the cooperative among its finalists this year for water quality awards for its phosphorus...
June 2, 2015 - 11:53pm
March 24, 2015
Beet piles survive early thaw
GEORGETOWN, N.D. — Despite a December warm-up and out-of-season high temperatures in mid-March, the region’s sugar beet piles remain in surprisingly...
March 24, 2015 - 8:40pm
November 14, 2014
American Crystal Sugar releases preliminary crop payment estimate
MOORHEAD, Minn. — American Crystal Sugar Co. has come out with an initial payment projection of $37 per ton for 2014 crop beets — a dollar lower than last year’s projection at this date and likely a money-loser for farmers and shareholders, if realized.
November 14, 2014 - 11:18pm
October 30, 2014
U.S., Mexico reach sugar agreement
FARGO, N.D. — The American Sugar Alliance has praised the tentative agreement between the Mexican and U.S. governments to place limits on Mexican...
October 30, 2014 - 11:26pm
October 31, 2013
Wet autumn, freezing conditions take toll on sugar beet harvest
RENVILLE — A wet autumn and freezing conditions have taken a toll on this this year’s sugar beet harvest Sugar beet growers in...
October 31, 2013 - 10:01am
October 18, 2013
Workers moonlight, take vacation to drive beet trucks during frenetic harvest season
By Stephen J. Lee Forum News Service OSLO — Every October, Ryan Scott moonlights from his day job in Grand Forks, N.D., to work an eight-hour...
October 18, 2013 - 11:35pm
April 14, 2013
After 20 months, locked-out Crystal employees vote to accept contract
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- 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. By John Lamb Forum News Service MOORHEAD, Minn. -- American Crystal Sugar Co. workers locked out of their...
April 14, 2013 - 12:11pm