RURAL REFLECTIONS It just ain't October
There are certain traditions to which I adhere; colache at Christmas, opening the door for Lisa and a column about the sugar beet harvest each October. I mean, I wouldn't have a good reason to... Posted on 10/12/13 at 2:19 AM
DRAGON NEWS A Sweet Boost for the Fourth
If you added up the crowds that have gathered for MSU Moorhead's Fourth of July fireworks show, you'd have a very big number. Over the course of almost four decades, hundreds of thousands have viewed ... Posted on 10/27/10 at 10:32 AM
Even though its growers will be paid about $370 million less for this year’s harvest compared to the one in 2012, the head of American Crystal Sugar Co. said Thursday he doesn’t expect sugar beet farmers to turn to other crops and abandon beets.
Two years after the American Crystal Sugar Co. lockout and one year after they gave up on returning to work at the nearby Hillsboro plant, three former employees say they’re doing better than they could have imagined.
Questions about low sugar prices, dry growing conditions, discolored product and a bloated North American market due in large part to Mexican exports had American Crystal Sugar Co. officials reeling in recent weeks.
Locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers will vote again Saturday on a contract they have rejected four times before. After 96 percent of union members rejected the contract in 2011, the union members have voted down the contract in smaller numbers in each vote.
Locked-out American Crystal Sugar union workers will hold a fifth vote on the company’s last contract offer on April 13, according to Gayln Olson, president of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Local 372G in Hillsboro.
Moorhead-based American Crystal Sugar Co. has paid a $24,943 penalty and taken corrective actions to reduce air pollution from emissions at its East Grand Forks facility, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says.
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