The Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association (RRVSGA) was formed in
1926 for the purpose of representing growers who grew sugarbeets for the old American Beet Sugar Company, later to become the American Crystal Sugar Company. The American Beet Sugar Company built the first sugarbeet processing factory in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Additional factories were later built in Moorhead and Crookston, Minnesota and in Drayton and Hillsboro, North Dakota.
Growers were concerned about the future of the sugar industry and so it's Association members decided to take the company into their own hands by purchasing American Crystal and forming a cooperative in 1973. Today the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association's members are the proud owners of the American Crystal Sugar Company.