Oral history interview with Aldrich C. Bloomquist
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Aldrich C. Bloomquist was born in Willmar, Minnesota, and became a major figure in the development of American Crystal Sugar Company and in the beet sugar industry in the United States. He served as American Crystal's Vice President for Public Affairs for many years and as CEO from 1990-1992. He was named "Sugar Man of the Year" by the national Sugar Association in 1997 - the youngest person to receive that award - and also received the Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture in 1994 from the University of Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life and education, work as a newspaper reporter and transition to the beet sugar industry. Role in the purchase of American Crystal Sugar Company and its transformation into a farmer-owned cooperative and one of the largest sugar producers in the United States. Political realities of the sugar business, international factors in determining sugar prices, competition with other sweeteners, similarities and differences between beet and cane production and marketing.
Quantity 9 hours sound cassette
135 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 07:57:44 running time
Creation Interviewee: Bloomquist, Aldrich C.
Interviewer: Fogerty, James E.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects American Crystal Sugar Company
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 05/24/1990 - 05/15/1992
(Interviews conducted 5/24/1990, 5/25/1990 and 5/15/1992.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 136
Accession Number AV1990.145
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