About Midwest Agri-Commodities Company
Headquartered in San Rafael, California, Midwest Agri-Commodities Company (Midwest Agri) was formed in 1979 by Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative (MDFC). Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative (SMBSC) joined with MDFC later that same year. American Crystal Sugar Company (ACSC) joined the partnership three years later, adding the production of its five factories to Midwest Agri’s available inventory. In 2002, Michigan Sugar Company (MSC), along with its four factories, became Midwest Agri’s fourth member company. With MSC’s purchase of Monitor Sugar, ACSC’s purchase of Sidney Sugar, and SMBSC’s purchase of Spreckels sugar beet plants, Midwest Agri has become a major global supplier of sugar beet pulp and liquids.
Midwest Agri markets, distributes, and finances well over 1.5 million tons of solid and liquid sugar beet products a year to North, South and Central America, along with European, African, and Asian countries. Our co-products include beet pulp pellets, beet pulp shreds, beet molasses, raffinate (desugared beet molasses), and betaine. These products are used as ingredients in pet food, in the production of baker’s and brewer’s yeast, in cattle feed, and for a variety of other feed and environmental applications. (Click here for more information on the uses and benefits of individual products).
Midwest Agri’s four member companies operate 13 factories and represent more than 5,900 growers who harvest in excess of 25 million tons of sugar beets from almost 900,000 acres each year. Together, they grow more than 70% of America’s sugar beets, generate over $2.5 billion in annual sales, and hold in excess of $1.7 billion in assets.
Our customers range from local farmers to some of the leading commercial animal nutrition companies in the world. These organizations trust Midwest Agri-Commodities Company for dependable supply, quality, and service.