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United States, Mexico finalize sugar trade deal
June 14, 2017 - 2:55pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Commerce has finalized terms of a closely watched sugar trade pact with Mexico, sources familiar with the...
Producers 'cautiously optimistic' about sugar deal with Mexico
June 7, 2017 - 8:08pm
MANVEL, N.D.—Ag producers in the Red River Valley are "cautiously optimistic" about an agreement limiting U.S. imports of Mexican sugar,...
U.S. Commerce chief extends Mexico sugar deadline, sees impasse
May 2, 2017 - 10:56am
The Mexican and U.S. governments have agreed to extend the deadline for negotiations over a sugar trade agreement to June 5, with U.S. Commerce...
U.S., Mexico launch new round of negotiations on sugar trade
March 10, 2017 - 4:52pm
WASHINGTON -- The United States and Mexico will launch a new round of negotiations to resolve a years-long trade dispute over Mexico's sugar...
American Crystal discusses prices, farm bill
December 5, 2016 - 12:07pm
FARGO, N.D. — American Crystal Sugar Co.’s super-sized crop is helping the farmers who got the high yields, but it’s a tale of two crops...
American Crystal processing second largest crop on record
December 2, 2016 - 9:40am
FARGO -- American Crystal Sugar Co.’s super-sized crop is helping the farmers who got the high yields, but it’s a tale of two crops -- a...
Wet conditions, crop prices make rough 2016
October 10, 2016 - 11:49am
ST. THOMAS, N.D. — “Forget 2016.” That’s what Randy McMartin says he wants to do, as he tills his ground so he can plant in 2017. Everyone’s...
Heitkamp: Feds watching Mexican liquid sugar trade
August 29, 2016 - 12:18pm
CHAFFEE, N.D. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said the U.S. sugar program faces vocal opposition moving forward into the next farm bill, but...
U.S. corn syrup makers seek record prices even as sugar finds more favor
August 19, 2016 - 10:44am
CHICAGO -- All four of the major U.S. corn syrup makers are raising prices, letters to customers seen by Reuters show, despite a years of slowing...
Minnesota's Blue Sun Soda is riding a craft-beer-like craze for pop drinkers of all ages
April 7, 2016 - 9:42am
SPRING LAKE PARK, Minn. -- John Swanson was trying to please his grandson and failing miserably. “How about some cookie-dough soda?” said...
LETTER: Exceptional benefit, minimal cost: That's the sugar program
April 6, 2016 - 9:19am
Dale Stauffenecker's April 1 letter, "Count on Cruz to fight for all Americans," provided numerous misrepresentations of U.S. sugar policy (Page...