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Published August 23, 2013, 08:41 PM

Sugar in storage because of some picky customers

Hillsboro, ND (WDAY TV) - I guess "looks" are important- if you are sugar.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Hillsboro, ND (WDAY TV) - I guess "looks" are important- if you are sugar.

In a recent blog to his sugar beet growers, American Crystal's Dave Berg writes that there is a lot of sugar in storage because some big customers are not buying the product because of a color concern.

It does not impact the taste whatsoever, but some candy and cereal manufacturers want the sugar color to be extra white.

Because there is quite a bit of sugar that is off-color, a large share of sugar being stored in Hillsboro is sugar that does not meet the desire of some buyers.

Berg says Crystal also has a sugar cooler that is not big enough to handle the amount of sugar processed each day.

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