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RALPH KINGSBURY: Crystal is a business, not a welfare agency

Published 12/16/2011, Grand Forks Herald

About 20 years ago, co-ops were all the rage in the upper Midwest. Led by American Crystal Sugar and Dakota Growers in Carrington, N.D., farmer-owned and value-added businesses were going to make us all rich. As for American Crystal, today it is the most successful agricultural investment in the region. But there are problems, some of which were created by poor management decisions.

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