Press Releases

Press Releases

American Crystal Board Announces Changes

Posted: December 09, 2020

At American Crystal Sugar Company’s December 3, 2020 meeting, two newly elected directors joined American Crystal’s Board.

2019 Sugarbeet Crop Harvest Update

Posted: October 14, 2019

Moorhead, Minn. – October 15, 2019 – Mother Nature has dealt the shareholders of American Crystal Sugar Company some significant challenges as it relates to the 2019 sugarbeet harvest. As of October 15, harvest of the 2019 crop is about 33% complete. Persistent and wide-spread moisture events have made field conditions for lifting sugarbeets extremely difficult. While this situation appears ominous, the cooperative has faced these challenges before and it remains optimistic that the weather conditions will improve and permit most shareholders to resume harvest. As a point of reference, sugarbeets were harvested well into November in 2018. American Crystal receiving sites are prepared to receive sugarbeet deliveries when and for however long it is possible.

American Crystal, Big Sky Sugar discuss future of Sidney, MT processing facility

Posted: November 16, 2018

MOORHEAD, MINN. – November 16, 2018 – Representatives of American Crystal Sugar Company and Big Sky Sugar Cooperative announced today that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent providing the framework by which Big Sky would become the owner of the Sidney, MT sugar processing facility. Big Sky is a newly formed cooperative that is owned by sugarbeet growers who currently deliver sugarbeets to the facility. The parties will continue to negotiate the terms of the definitive agreements needed to implement the transaction.

Wyoming Sugar Joins United Sugars

Posted: February 08, 2018

EDINA, MN – United Sugars Corporation announces Wyoming Sugar Company as its newest member. By joining United Sugars, Wyoming Sugar will access the capabilities of the largest marketer of sugar to industrial customers in the U.S. “We are excited to join a first-rate organization like United Sugars. Their emphasis on developing long term relationships and commitment to innovation and efficiency is a great fit with Wyoming Sugar Company” said Michael Greear, Wyoming Sugar Company President and CEO.

American Crystal Board of Directors Reorganizes

Posted: December 08, 2017

Curt Knutson, Fisher, Minn. was elected chairman at American Crystal Sugar Company’s Board of Directors reorganization meeting following the cooperative’s annual meeting held on December 7, 2017. Knutson was previously vice chairman and has been a director representing the Crookston Factory District since 2007. He has been a sugarbeet grower for 45 years. He also serves on the boards of United Sugars and Midwest Agri-Commodities.

Area schools receive $24,000 for STEM learning

Posted: December 04, 2017

MOORHEAD, MINN. – American Crystal Sugar Company has awarded six grants for a total of $24,000 to Red River Valley schools to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Grant recipients were selected through an application process that required schools to explain the educational rationale for projects and detail how projects would promote creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration among students. Eligible schools included all secondary schools throughout the Red River Valley region, where American Crystal’s 4,000-plus employees and stakeholders live and work.

American Crystal Sugar Company Board of Directors Reorganizes

Posted: December 06, 2016

MOORHEAD, MINN. – December 6, 2016 – Robert Green, St. Thomas, ND was re-elected chairman at American Crystal Sugar Company’s December 1 Board of Directors Reorganization meeting following the cooperative’s annual meeting.

David Berg Named Sugar Man of the Year by B.W. Dyer

Posted: October 06, 2016

David Berg, retired President & Chief Executive Officer of American Crystal Sugar Company, has been named the “Sugar Man of the Year – 2016”. A veteran of nearly three decades in the sugar industry, Berg will be presented with the Dyer Memorial Award at a ceremony in New York in December.

GMO Bill Passes Congress, Heads to President for Signature

Posted: July 14, 2016

Good news! American Crystal Sugar Company is very pleased by the action in Congress today, July 14, 2016, in which the House of Representatives passed legislation to implement a nationwide GMO labeling standard for foods containing GMO ingredients.

Baenig to Lead Sugarbeet Processors Association

Posted: June 21, 2016

(WASHINGTON)—The U.S. Beet Sugar Association announced today that Brian Baenig will join the association as Executive Vice President on July 25. Baenig, the former Chief of Staff to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, will be promoted to the role of President on January 1, 2017, following the retirement of longtime President James W. Johnson.