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Forum Communications Co. report, Published November 16 2010

American Crystal payments might be modern record

American Crystal Sugar Co., based in Moorhead, has told its farmer shareholders that this year's sugar beet crop is projected to bring them average payments of $57 per ton.

Spokesman Jeff Schweitzer says that would be a modern record.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that the high payment would join a record yield this year of 26.3 tons per acre.

The projection could change. The final payment decisions for each crop are not made until the following fall.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.