American Crystal Sugar Company has sent a letter to shareholders, emphasizing the emergency exemption for the new Provysol fungicide is not available to its growers. This emergency exemption is only granted if there has been at least a 20 percent drop in gross revenue. Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative and Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative reached that threshold last year due to cercospora, but American Crystal did not. American Crystal growers are reminded this BASF product cannot be applied to their acres. If Provysol is detected, it would be considered a violation of the shareholder contract.
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