American Crystal Sugar Company co-op members harvested a good crop this year. Given the dry conditions, this was a slight surprise for Vice President of Agriculture Brian Ingulsrud. “We thought, oh boy, here we go again, the third short crop. Then, we started getting rain in mid-August and got almost two times the normal rainfall between then and mid-October. We ended up with a crop size of 11.8 million tons, the third most in our company’s history.” Ingulsrud says the sugar content for the crop is around 18 percent, as expected. Sugarbeets went in to storage very cool. The co-op is watching the warmer conditions, but aren’t concerned about it at this time. Hear the story.