Washington, D.C. 20549








Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 26, 2012




(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


North Dakota 33-94644 23-7222188
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
7525 Red River Road
Wahpeton, North Dakota
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (701) 642-8411



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Item 8.01       OTHER EVENTS


On March 26, 2012, the Board of Directors of Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative (the “Company”) approved a change to the estimated sugarbeet payment for the 2011 crop from the previous estimate of 23.12671 cents per pound of extractible and bonus sugar (or $68.25 per ton of average quality harvested sugarbeets) to the current projection of 24.64301 cents per pound of extractible and bonus sugar (or $72.72 per ton of average quality harvested sugarbeets). The estimated sugarbeet payment is net of a $1.00 per harvested ton budget contingency hold back until such time as the Company has an accurate assessment of what the final payment for the 2011 sugarbeet crop will be. The estimated sugarbeet payment may be changed, modified or amended as additional information becomes available during the Company's fiscal year.




Any statements regarding future market prices, anticipated costs, agricultural results, operating results and other statements that are not historical facts contained in this 8-K report are forward-looking statements. The words "expect", "project", "estimate", "believe", "anticipate", "plan", "intend", "could", "may", "predict" and similar expressions are also intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, without limitation, market factors, the effect of weather and economic conditions, farm and trade policy, the available supply of sugar, available quantity and quality of sugarbeets and other factors detailed elsewhere in this and other Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those indicated.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


Dated: March 26, 2012 By /S/ David H. Roche
    David H. Roche
President and Chief Executive Officer