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Lavonne Froemke, Published November 25 2011

Are we supposed to don blinders?

Growers, if the company tells you to ignore all of the lockout articles, opinion pieces and news stories in the local media, then what are you supposed to pay attention to? Are you supposed to put on blinders and pretend like nothing is happening – put on blinders when you go to the grocery store, put on blinders when you go to church, put on blinders when you go to the football game and sit by your locked-out neighbors? The real world doesn’t work that way. Our small towns don’t work that way.

We urge you to tell American Crystal Sugar CEO Dave Berg to get back to the table and negotiate a fair contract. We ask you to take that courageous step that will heal our communities. Four months is too long.