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SUGARBEETS

United States Sugar Corp., a Clewiston, Florida, company that markets sugar cooperatively with Red River Valley sugarbeet growers, is seeking to purchase Imperial Sugar Co., including a major refinery in the Savannah, Georgia, area. The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, Nov. 23, announced it is suing to block the purchase that could increase the market share of United Sugars Corp., the Edina, Minn.-based co-op marketing company, from its current 25% market share, to 32% to 34%.
Sugarbeet harvest plays a large role in the Red River Valley's agriculture industry. Due to the harvest being non-stop once the campaign begins, many local businesses extend their hours in an effort to rally behind sugarbeet producers.
Sugarbeet harvest in the Red River Valley is an around the clock operation, requiring a multitude of seasonal workers to get the job done.
Arlan Larson and his sons, Ben and Matt, of Climax, Minnesota, in 2005 were the focus of an Agweek wheat harvest cover of the Grand Forks Herald “Salute to Agriculture" section. Today, the sons are in the driver seat and a 3-year old in the jump seat, is now joining the operation and runs the big equipment. They’ve found a fair crop, despite challenging drought conditions

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It’s been a busy summer for Carlson Ag Aviation of Wendell, Minn., and Wheaton, Minn., but the busy seasons of late July and August are coming up. Owners Boone and Charity Carlson bought the business from his father in 2010 and added the Wheaton location in 2020. Demand for aerial application will depend on crop prices and weather anomalies yet to come.
H&S Manufacturing is a vibrant, agricultural related manufacturing company that sprang from an innovative potato and sugarbeet farm in northwest Minnesota.
American Crystal Sugar Co.’s political action committee says it will continue supporting candidates important to agricultural policy considerations and won’t base decisions based on one vote to accept or reject Electoral College votes in the presidential race.
'This is a really subtle vodka that has this nice vanilla peppery finish when you sip it, and I think that's a credit to the sugarbeet, to this local Minnesota crop that we're using,' says Ben Brueshoff of BĒT Vodka.
American Crystal Sugar Co. President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Astrup and Board Chairman David Mueller addressed shareholders virtually from their traditional venue in the Great Hall of the Fargo Holiday Inn, Dec. 3, 2020.
Sugar prices look stable and healthy for the next several years. That's good for the Upper Great Plains, including North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Montana, which together account for about 30% of the nation's sugar industries.

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GRAND FORKS (AP) -- Wet weather has slowed the sugarbeet harvest in parts of the Red River Valley. Jerry Christenson is American Crystal Sugar's agronomy manager for the East Grand Forks-to-Crookston district in Minnesota. He said harvesting is a...
GRAND FORKS (AP) -- As Tuesday turned into Wednesday, nearly 900 farmers in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota began lifting sugar beets from their fields.

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