Press Releases

Press Releases

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.

American Crystal and Pembina County Reach Property Tax Settlement

Posted: May 03, 2005

The Pembina County Commissioners and American Crystal Sugar Company have reached an agreement regarding contested property taxes at the Drayton, North Dakota sugar beet processing factory.

American Crystal and Union Negotiate Seven Year Labor Contract

Posted: September 02, 2004

MOORHEAD, MINN. – September 2, 2004 – American Crystal Sugar Company and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International (BCTGM) announced today that the groups have negotiated a seven year labor contract.

USDA Release: $48 MILLION in USDA Sugar Beet Disaster Program Payments Begin Today

Posted: November 17, 2003

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2003 -- Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman announced that $48 million in payments to about 3,000 producers begin today under the Sugar Beet Disaster Program.

Sugar Report "Draft" Misleading

Posted: March 06, 2003

MOORHEAD, MINN. - "The difference between opinion and reality lies in scientific proof, especially as it relates to sugar intake and its effects on human beings," states Jim Horvath, president of American Crystal Sugar Company and chairman of The Sugar Association.

American Crystal Finalizes Purchase of Sugarbeet Factories

Posted: October 09, 2002

American Crystal Sugar Company announced today that it has concluded a transaction to buy three sugarbeet factories from Imperial Sugar Company.

American Crystal, Imperial, Western Investigating Multiple Sugarbeet Factory Deal

Posted: September 24, 2002

MOORHEAD, MINN. – September 24, 2002 – American Crystal Sugar Company, Imperial Sugar Company and Western Sugar Cooperative announced today that they are currently in the due diligence phase of a three-way sugarbeet factory agreement.

American Crystal and Union Agree to Labor Contract Extension

Posted: June 20, 2001

American Crystal Sugar Company and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) announced that the groups have agreed to a two-year labor contract extension.

The Crop Disaster Program

Posted: December 15, 2000

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