Sidney Sugars is an affiliate of the American Crystal Sugar Company. The organization is based in Sidney, Mont., and is a major employer in Richland County and provides full- and part-time work. Sidney Sugars operates a refinery that ships 200,000 tons of sugar, pulp and molasses by rail, and 75,000 tons by truck. In addition, Sidney Sugar pays out approximately $50 million a year to local farm families for sugar beets grown on 47,500 acres of irrigated land. The company s parent, American Crystal Sugar Company is an agricultural cooperative that specializes in the production of sugar and related agri-products. American Crystal has its headquarters in Moorhead, Minn.