RURAL REFLECTIONS The harvest in four acts
I am writing specifically about the sugar beet harvest today however
it could certainly pertain to any harvest.
Act I Common Courtesy
Everything means more at harvest time. People are cold, short on... Posted on 10/20/12 at 6:08 AM
A union leader for locked-out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers says he has asked a federal mediator to lead another round of negotiations with the company. A representative for the company says it would be receptive to a mediator.
About 150 locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers and supporters rallied in the North Dakota Capitol's Great Hall today, urging legislators meeting in special session to bring them into the state's unemployment insurance program. The lawmakers declined.
More than 100 American Crystal Sugar Co. workers and their supporters rallied at the North Dakota Capitol today. They want the North Dakota Legislature to allow the workers to be paid unemployment benefits.
American Crystal Sugar Co. is breaking a record when it set its final payment for the 2010 sugar beet crop at $73.02 per ton gross.
With on a harvest of 10.9 million ton, that’s a gross payment of $795.9 million.
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
Those who knew Patrick Benedict remembered the Sabin, Minn., man on Thursday as a pioneering farmer and savvy businessman whose vision and passion paid huge dividends for area corn and sugar beet growers. “You’d have to have a calculator with a lot of zeroes on it to figure out how much money he helped our farmers, our shareholders, make,” said David Berg, president and CEO of Moorhead-based American Crystal Sugar.
Everything but corn. Farm fields in Grand Forks and Polk counties are just about bare of crops, except for the acres of rustling stalks of tardy corn, tanned and rested but still not ready for harvest.
American Crystal Sugar Company will pay higher property taxes for their East Grand Forks and Crookston plants for the years 2005 and 2006 than had originally been assessed, according to rulings handed down Aug. 5 by Judge Kathleen Sanberg of the Minnesota Tax Court.
American Crystal pond causes big stink Sunday 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.
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