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Published May 03, 2010, 03:30 PM

Benedict’s death stuns Red River Valley ag community

FARGO, N.D. — Red River Valley’s agricultural and business community was stunned by last week’s sudden death of one of its most prominent farm, cooperative and agribusiness leaders. Patrick Benedict, 76, a successful farmer from Sabin, Minn., past chairman of two of American Crystal Sugar Co. and founding chairman of ProGold L.L.C., and Golden Growers Cooperative, died April 28 when his car collided head-on with a grain truck on Wilkin County (Minn.) Road 3 northeast of Wolverton, Minn. The funeral was set for May 3, but details were pending at presstime.

By: Mikkel Pates, Agweek

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