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FARGO - North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced a $240 million soybean processing plant to be built at Spiritwood, N.D., by Minnesota Soybean Processors of Brewster, Minn., at the Northern Soybean Expo Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Fargo. Officials said the plant will bring over $1 billion in investment to the region, and will process up to 23 percent of the state's soybeans.
BISMARCK — Commodity organizations in North Dakota are mulling the implications of a bill in the North Dakota House of Representatives that would allow the governor to remove board members on the recommendation of the agriculture commissioner. HB 1282 has been introduced by Reps. Mike Brandenburg, R-Edgeley; Kevin Kempenich, R-Bowman; and Chet Pollert, R-Carrington.
STEELE, S.D. — It's a different kind of field, but this rancher keeps himself grounded during difficult times by nurturing another kind of crop: kids. Dave Wolding, 40, a rancher-farmer from New Salem, N.D., is also the coach of the New Salem High School "Holsteins" football and wrestling teams. For the football gig, he's assisted by Tim Mormon, an account manager for Pioneer Hi-Bred seeds in southwest North Dakota. New Salem brought a team of fifth and sixth graders to Steele, N.D., including his son, Ty Wolding, in late September.
Republican bests three for nomination HAZELTON, N.D. — North Dakota's anti-corporate farming policy is still at center stage in the state, with policies dating to the 1930s, during the Non-Partisan League days.
MINOT, N.D. — The recent North Dakota Stockmen's Association annual meeting displayed a level of alarm over the Dakota Access Pipeline protest that I haven't seen before. The NDSA is a grassroots community that comes up with its legislative and administrative agendas through thought and democratic vote. Wade Moser, a Bismarck, N.D., rancher and former NDSA executive vice president, offered this resolution that passed on Sept. 24. He says it has impacts beyond the incident itself:
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — The region's agricultural machine history reads like a multi-season championship sports dynasty, with interlocking heroes taking the stage at different times — Melroe, Keller, Dahl, Steiger and Christianson. The famous ag machinery families developed famous brands — Bobcat, Steiger, Concord and Amity — and thrived when many didn't in the 1970s and '80s.
MINOT, N.D. — Restoring beef trade with Japan and China is needed to help snap U.S. markets out of the doldrums, officials said Sept. 23 at the North Dakota Stockmen's Association annual meeting in Minot. Tracy Brunner, a producer from Ramona, Kans., and president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, said expanding markets is the primary effort of the organization. "We are in a situation of growing supplies of meat and beef in this country. The nation's cattle herd is expanding, so we need markets."
LINTON, N.D. — The Emmons County Commission is urging the North Dakota congressional delegation to come to a meeting to form a consensus on why some "excess" lands taken by the federal government for the Oahe Dam should go back to the state. Donavin L. Grenz, the county state's attorney, asked Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D.; Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Kevin Kramer, R-N.D., to list their availability between Aug. 24 and Oct. 14 for a public meeting.
FARGO, N.D. — New technology is likely to help prevent cattle theft in coming years, speakers at a recent event event said. The International Livestock Identification Association held its annual conference July 17 to 20 in Fargo, N.D., hosted by the North Dakota Stockmen's Association. Among the main speakers was Lt. Blaine Northrop, supervisor of ag enforcement and brand inspection for the Nevada Department of Agriculture, oversees enforcement officers and 90 brand inspectors in the field. Northrop, who formerly worked with the
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Two men with strong connections to the Red River Valley, who headed companies seeking biofuels investors and sold tax credits in North Dakota, have been indicted...