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Sugar beet growers warned about possible need to destroy crop in field

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MOORHEAD -- American Crystal Sugar Co. for the third year in a row has warned growers they may need to destroy some beets in the field to prevent storage losses in an excessively long processing campaign.

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David Berg, Crystal's president and chief executive officer, confirmed to the Herald that members last Friday received letters warning them to be prepared, even after the co-op already cut back beet plantings in 2008 by nearly 15 percent.

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