Press Releases

Press Releases

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.

American Crystal Sugar Company Board Elects President

Posted: March 09, 2016

MOORHEAD, MINN. – March 9, 2016 – The Board of Directors of American Crystal Sugar Company has elected Tom Astrup to be President of the Company. He will assume his new responsibilities effective immediately.

American Crystal Sugar Company Board of Directors Reorganizes

Posted: December 09, 2015

Robert Green, St. Thomas, ND was re-elected chairman at American Crystal Sugar Company’s Board of Directors reorganization meeting following the cooperative’s annual meeting held on December 3, 2015.

American Crystal, United Sugars Corporation announce a new Chicago area facility

Posted: November 16, 2015

MONTGOMERY, ILL.­ – American Crystal and United Sugars Corporation (USC) today announced the ground breaking on a new bulk sugar storage and transfer facility in Montgomery, Illinois, 45 miles west of Chicago. Built and financed by American Crystal Sugar Company in Moorhead, MN, the $40 million facility will be operated by USC, who will manage the sales and distribution to customers in the area.

American Crystal Gifts $110,000 to Expand Drayton Campgrounds

Posted: June 16, 2014

On June 16, 2014, American Crystal Sugar Company presented the Drayton Park District with a gift totaling $110,000 for the development and expansion of the Park District’s campgrounds.

American Crystal Sugar Company Names Borgen Vice President – Administration

Posted: May 12, 2014

MOORHEAD, MINN. – May 12, 2014 – Lisa Borgen has been named Vice President – Administration at American Crystal Sugar Company. Borgen’s responsibilities in this position will include Human Resources, Public Relations and Information Technology. She will begin working at the Company on June 16, 2014.

ITC: Dumped Mexican Sugar Harming U.S. Farmers, Taxpayers

Posted: May 09, 2014

WASHINGTON—American businesses and taxpayers have been harmed by the unfair trading practices of Mexico’s sugar industry, which has dumped subsidized sugar onto the U.S. market, according to a preliminary ruling today by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

U.S. Sugar Producers File Antidumping, Subsidy Cases Against Mexico

Posted: March 28, 2014

WASHINGTON—America’s sugar producers today asked the United States government to take corrective action against Mexico’s sugar industry for dumping subsidized sugar onto the U.S. market and inflicting harm on U.S. growers and taxpayers.

American Crystal Sugar Company Announces Changes to Management Structure

Posted: January 17, 2014

MOORHEAD, MINN. – January 17, 2014 – American Crystal Sugar Company today announced the following changes to its management structure, which will be effective immediately