Protecting a sweet deal

  • Graphic by: RAYMOND GRUMNEY
  • Updated: January 30, 2012 - 10:06 AM

American Crystal Sugar fights well above its weight in the battle to attract the attention of politicians. In 2011, the Moorhead, Minn. sugar beet farmers cooperative gave $1.16 million to 177 congressional campaigns in 45 states. It gave an additional $120,000 to 16 separate political action committees.

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