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American Crystal Sugar Company is involved in several joint venture businesses. These relationships have proved to be beneficial in the Company’s efforts to expand service to valued customers within its core businesses.

UNITED SUGARS CORPORATION
United Sugars Corporation In 1993, American Crystal Sugar Company; and Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative, Wahpeton, North Dakota; pooled marketing resources to form United Sugars Corporation. In 1997, United States Sugar Corporation, a sugar producer in Clewiston, Florida became the fourth partner of the marketing of the nation's largest sugar marketing organization. With headquarters in Edina, Minnesota, United Sugars' customers are world leaders in the candy, baking, cereal, dairy and beverage industries.

MIDWEST AGRI-COMMODITIES
Midwest Agri-Commodities Midwest Agri-Commodities is a agri-product marketing cooperative owned jointly by American Crystal Sugar Company, Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative, Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative, and Michigan Sugar Company. Located in San Rafael, California, Midwest Agri-Commodities globally markets sugarbeet pulp pellets, molasses and other specialty commodities.

SIDNEY SUGARS INCORPORATED
Sindey Sugars
Sidney Sugars Incorporated operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of American Crystal Sugar Company. The Sidney, Montana, sugarbeet factory was acquired in 2003 as part of a multi-factory transaction with Imperial Sugar Company. Sidney Sugars contracts about 40,000 acres of sugarbeets into the factory and markets its products through United Sugars and Midwest Agri-Commodities.

PROGOLD L.L.C.
PROGOLD L.L.C.ProGold is a corn wet-milling plant located in Wahpeton, North Dakota. The plant produces the sweetener high fructose corn syrup which is an ingredient used in the soft drink and food manufacturing industries. American Crystal Sugar Company has a 51% ownership interest in ProGold Limited Liability Company.