American Crystal Sugar Company has agreed to pay a $50,000 civil penalty and take corrective actions to settle alleged violations of state environmental protection and reporting regulations at its facility in East Grand Forks, Minn.
Roundup Ready hot topic at Crystal Sugar meeting
American Crystal Sugar Co. shareholders at their annual meeting were happy but not giddy about a phenomenal crop and price year – their enthusiasm perhaps curbed by concerns about future use of Roundup Ready beets.
Mikkel Pates, Forum Communications Co.
, December 03, 2010
FARGO (AP) — Sugar beet cooperatives in the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota are anticipating record yields, meaning farmers might not be allowed to harvest all of their acres.
If “cap-and-trade” legislation were to move forward as currently framed, it would be the death knell to the “world-class efficient” sugar beet industry in the Red River Valley, and much of the rest of the country, a top executive of American Crystal Sugar Co. said this week.
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By Mikkel Pates, Forum Communications Co.
, May 27, 2010
Benedict instrumental in American Crystal, ProGold plant
Patrick Benedict spent his final hours in his comfort zone, cruising around Wilkin County, Minn., checking on fields being planted with sugar beet seed.
Attorneys told the president of American Crystal Sugar Co. that a federal judge in San Francisco on Friday made no decision but rather took under advisement the request to halt immediately the use of any Roundup Ready sugar beet seed.
By Stephen J. Lee, Forum Communications Co.
, March 06, 2010
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Summer is officially here, even if the weather doesn’t seem like it yet. But along with the season comes something local residents don’t eagerly anticipate – the occasionally overpowering smell rising from treatment ponds at the American Crystal Sugar plant in East Grand Forks, Minn.
Ryan Johnson, Grand Forks Herald
, June 09, 2009
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