In the recently approved agriculture appropriations bill, eligible sugar cooperatives have access to the WHIP plus program. Local sugarbeet cooperatives were seeking access following a tough harvest that left many sugarbeets in the ground. In a statement, American Crystal Sugar Company says Congress rightfully provided much needed assistance to address truly extraordinary and damaging economic conditions. Vice-President of Government Affairs Kevin Price adds they appreciate the work of Senator John Hoeven and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson on the push for inclusion.
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