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Sugar growers must return to spirit, intent of founders

Published 12/06/2011, INFORUM

In 1936, an enterprising group of farmers began organizing a group that came to be known as the Red River Valley Sugar Beet Growers Association. By 1962, the group hired their first executive director. The farmers grew sugar beets for New Jersey-based American Crystal Sugar Co. and worked tirelessly to get the company to improve beet handling facilities, increase acreage and develop research strategies to improve production.

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