MITCHELL, S.D. When a $30 million loan from unidentified off-shore funds was put together for Aberdeen's Northern Beef Packers in 2010, part of the deal was a requirement that the state of South Dakota promised to kick in an additional $10 million.
MANDAN, N.D. — There were 3,000 cattle sold at Kist Livestock in Mandan this week. Only 1,800 were on the auction block this time last year.
FARGO – Specialty Commodities Inc., a Fargo-based company that processes and distributes high-quality ingredients for products such as snack food and pet food, is being acquired by Chicago-based Archer Daniels Midland Co. for $170 million, according to a statement posted on the ADM website.RELATED CONTENT
STEELE, N.D. — Chase Dewitz has fearlessly expanded his North Dakota farm, having ridden the ups and now navigating the downs of lower commodity prices. Fortunately for him, he has livestock as a hedge in the market.RELATED CONTENT
DULUTH, Minn. - Minnesota's leaders want federal help to ease railroad delays.
NORTHWOOD, N.D. — A crushing plant that reopened here this summer under new management is doing as well as can be expected and could be expanded, its general manager says.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. — Grain elevator and agriculture groups are cautiously optimistic that a more extensive reporting system for railroads, ordered Oct. 8 by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, will at least allow agricultural shippers to see whether they’re getting the same kind of service as oil, coal and other industries.
WALHALLA, N.D. — The former ADM Corn Ethanol Plant, which laid off about 60 people — more than 5 percent of the Walhalla workforce — when it closed in 2012, is slowly coming back to life.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota’s leading metropolitan hubs are economic hot spots, growing at more than twice the national rate as the state rides a boom in energy and solid growth in agriculture.
FARGO, N.D. — It’s likely propane supplies won’t run out for farmers on the Northern Plains this year, officials say, because of increased rail-fed propane capacity and more retail and customer storage.RELATED CONTENT
KENNEBEC, S.D. — Kennebec's new Wheat Growers grain shuttle loader facility will break ground next week.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — They don’t know exactly when in 2015 they’ll start production, but the new owners of an Aberdeen meatpacking plant say they’ll give cattle producers in the region several months of notice.RELATED CONTENT
CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. — South Dakota farmers and ranchers are known to be wary of the federal government.RELATED CONTENT
DICKINSON, N.D. - The 2014 farm bill has prompted crop producers across the country to make decisions that will affect farming operations for five growing seasons.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Amtrak’s temporary detour of Empire Builder trains has reversed directions in North Dakota.