Sugar's clout is firmly rooted

  • Article by: JIM SPENCER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 4, 2012 - 9:27 PM

Moorhead-based cooperative Crystal Sugar is among the biggest congressional campaign contributors.

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Jakein08May. 5, 12 2:46 AM

The farmers in the coop are getting rich because of this "deal" and at thE same time they are unwilling to settle a contract with the workers at their processing plant. Shameful!

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jncnelsonMay. 5, 12 9:51 AM

I agree with you Jake come on Mr Peterson get the whole job done and get those workers back to their jobs instead of taking care of yours

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chucks2May. 5, 1211:15 AM

They have another bargaining session coming up in June. If that doesn't settle the dispute I'm sure the union is done.

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armybratMay. 5, 1211:48 AM

Enough with the protection and wealth we offer farmers. Stop the nonsense and open the markets to competition.

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tomarydinnMay. 5, 12 8:17 PM

I'm so disapointed with Colin Peterson and his blind support for the sugar monoply. It's a glaring example of "money talks". Consumers pay an inflated price while the beet farmers get rich. Our country is in grave danger from this kind of politics.

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