American Crystal Sugar Company celebrated its 50th anniversary at its annual meeting in Fargo. ACSC CEO Tom Astrup also reflected on the 2023 crop year. “From a crop standpoint, it was really a record year.” This year’s average yield of 31.9 tons per acre exceeded the previous record of 30.4 tons per acre. Sugar content was the second highest on record at 18.6 percent. “It was just a wonderful, wonderful growing year. In fact, it was so good we didn’t harvest it all.” The estimated payment to growers is also expected to break the previous record at $84.67 per ton.
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