FARGO, N.D. - David Berg knows a thing or two about the white, powdery, sweet stuff his company produces. As president of American Crystal Sugar Co., he knows when the sugar beet crops are good and when the harvest is plentiful.
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.
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