With 82 percent of Bakery Workers union members voting, 63 percent voted against the contract. The labor dispute has been ongoing since July 31 when members first voted on the contract. Since then, about 1,300 workers have been locked out and management has hired temporary replacement workers.
Beet crop projected 8 percent to 12 percent over record
American Crystal Sugar Co.’s beet growers are beginning their patented early harvest earlier than ever because the crop looks to be bigger than ever.
A long-fought tax battle between Polk County, Minn., and American Crystal Sugar Co. over the value of the beet-processing plants in East Grand Forks and Crookston has been resolved, and both sides say they are glad.
By Stephen J. Lee, Forum Communications Co.
April 22, 2010
Bad weather cut into sugar content in Crystal growers’ crop Thanks to miserable weather, profits from this fall’s sugar beet harvest won’t be nearly as sweet for American Crystal Sugar growers as last year.
Start highlights need for safety After a month of preliminary digging, the American Crystal Sugar Co. beet harvest was scheduled to begin full tilt at midnight Tuesday, meaning hundreds of big trucks will be rumbling over roads up and down the Red River Valley.
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