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Published May 23, 2013, 02:29 PM

Crystal Sugar employees head back to work

American Crystal Sugar union workers will be reintegrated into factories on Tuesday, as a rough season in the sugar beet business becomes even tougher.

American Crystal Sugar union workers will be reintegrated into factories on Tuesday, as a rough season in the sugar beet business becomes even tougher.

Heavy rains in the northern Valley could allow growers to plant only 430,000 of the nearly 460,000 acres originally planned. Our weather woes come on top of already low sugar prices. Because of a surplus, American Crystal estimates that its growers will receive just $40 to $45 per ton for their crop. That's down from $63 per ton for the 2012 crop. Growers are legally obligated to continue trying to plant until June 10.

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