Press Releases

Press Releases

American Crystal Board Approves Roundup Ready Planting

Posted: March 30, 2011

MOORHEAD, MINN. – March 30, 2011 - American Crystal Sugar Company Board of Directors today authorized the planting of Roundup Ready® sugarbeet varieties for the 2011 growing season.

Polk County and American Crystal Reach Property Tax Accord

Posted: April 20, 2010

Polk County and American Crystal Sugar Company have reached a settlement regarding their longstanding dispute over the property tax valuation of the Company's factories in East Grand Forks and Crookston, Minn. The agreement was reached by both parties earlier this month and ratified today by the Polk County Board of Commissioners.

American Crystal Board Elects Widner Chairman

Posted: December 03, 2009

Neil Widner, 58, a director from the Drayton Factory District, was elected Chairman at American Crystal Sugar Company’s December 3 Board Reorganization meeting. A director since 2000, he previously served as Vice-Chairman of the Board for two years. Widner has farmed near Stephen, Minnesota, since 1973. He serves on the Board of Directors of United Sugars Corporation, the Board of Governors of ProGold Limited Liability Company and as a director for the American Sugarbeet Growers Association.

United States Sugar Corporation Selling All Assets to State of Florida

Posted: June 30, 2008

You may have seen news reports during the last week that United States Sugar Corporation, the largest cane sugar producer in the country, is selling all of its assets to the South Florida Water Management District for $1.75 billion. The reason for the sale is to that the Water Management District wants to convert land used for cane production into holding areas, to allow filtration of agricultural waste, giving increased flows of higher quality water into the Everglades.

Hillsboro Factory Chemical Incident

Posted: June 18, 2008

MOORHEAD, MINN. – June 18, 2008 – Shortly before noon today, Wednesday, June 18, 2008, a chemical spill incident occurred at American Crystal Sugar Company’s Hillsboro, ND, factory.

American Crystal Board Elects Astrup Chairman

Posted: December 13, 2007

Michael Astrup, 54, a director from the Moorhead Factory District since 1996, was elected chairman of the board at the cooperative’s December 6, 2007, board reorganization meeting. Astrup has been a farmer since 1976 near Dilworth, Minn. He serves on the Board of Directors of United Sugars Corporation, the Board of Governors of ProGold Limited Liability Company and is a director of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association.

American Crystal Board Elects President

Posted: March 22, 2007

MOORHEAD, MINN. - March 22, 2007 - David Berg of Fargo, North Dakota, was elected president of American Crystal Sugar Company Wednesday at a meeting of the Cooperative's Board of Directors. He will assume his new role with the Company April 2.

American Crystal Finalizes Contingency Plan

Posted: October 24, 2006

MOORHEAD, MINN. - October 24, 2006 - Under American Crystal Sugar Company's Contingency Plan to Reduce Harvested Acres, on October 17 all shareholders were previously asked to reserve 8 percent of their acres for possible destruction.

Moorhead Factory Incident Update

Posted: September 25, 2006

MOORHEAD, MINN. - September 25, 2006 - On Saturday, September 23, 2006, at approximately 11:00 p.m., LaRae Murch, who was working as a packaging foreman at the company's Moorhead factory, was involved in a serious incident in the packaging and warehousing area. Emergency personnel were contacted immediately.

American Crystal Board Elects Kragnes Chairman

Posted: December 02, 2005

David Kragnes, 53, was elected chairman of American Crystal Sugar Company's board of directors at the cooperative's December 1 reorganization meeting. Kragnes was elected to the board in 1995 and previously served as the board's vice chairman.