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With poor rail flow, SD farmers and elevators pile, bag grain

With poor rail flow, SD farmers and elevators pile, bag grain

DRAPER, S.D. — Scott Dowling is one of many farmers piling wheat on the ground and stuffing it into bags.

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Leaders criticize Canadian Pacific: Heitkamp, Cramer raise concerns over ND rail shipment delays

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation criticized Canadian Pacific Railway on Thursday for its new system of ordering train cars for agricultural shipments.

TALK OF THE TOWN: Growing with the region

TALK OF THE TOWN: Growing with the region

Jamestown plays up its role as a regional hub

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ND ag shippers to have more rail options

FARGO – Under a new deal signed Wednesday, North Dakota’s agricultural producers will have more options for rail shipping – a growing concern in a state where heavy oil traffic on rails has caused delays for other freight shipments.

ND, Port of Vancouver sign transportation pact

FARGO – The state of North Dakota and one of the nation’s leading ports are teaming up to increase the shipment of North Dakota agricultural commodities to the West Coast, while bringing more supplies and industrial products into the state.

Northstar to open Canadian canola facility

HALLOCK, Minn. - Northstar Agri Industries will open its first Canadian delivery point in Winkler, Manitoba, this fall, a facility that will serve the company’s plant in Hallock, Minn.

ND state mill posts second-highest profit ever

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Mill posted its second-highest profit on record in fiscal year 2014 and is off to a strong start in 2015, but concerns linger about rail service delays, President and General Manager Vance Taylor said Tuesday.

US to impose duties on Mexican sugar in a victory for growers

US to impose duties on Mexican sugar in a victory for growers

FARGO, N.D. – In a victory for U.S. sugar growers, the Department of Commerce ruled Tuesday that the Mexican government has been subsidizing sugar exported to the United States and issued a preliminary ruling that the U.S. will impose duties on Mexican sugar.

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Falling price of Minn. farmland sparks fears of a bust

WORTHINGTON, Minn. – The boom in farmland prices of recent years could be cooling, setting up a potential economic blow to Minnesota farmers.

Region eyes SD’s milk production success

South Dakota milk production continues to rise, and North Dakota dairy officials hope to repeat that success.

New SD beef plant execs plan to fire up production in 2015

ABERDEEN, S.D. - Albert “Doug” Cooper, of Kansas City, Mo., the new president and CEO of New Angus LLC, the company trying to revive a troubled Aberdeen beef slaughter plant, says he expects his company to start processing animals sometime in 2015.

USDA’s Scuse discusses farm bill options in ND

USDA’s Scuse discusses farm bill options in ND

BISMARCK — Michael Scuse, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, appeared in Bismarck Aug. 25 to discuss farm bill programs and implementation with the ag industry and North Dakota legislators.

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Striking Simplot employees accept contract with guaranteed cap on hours

GRAND FORKS, N.D. The strike is over for the J.R. Simplot Co. plant in Grand Forks.

Sen. Hoeven to host farm bill roundtable

BISMARCK — North Dakota’s Republican senator will host a farm bill roundtable on Monday in Bismarck.

Drones shown off as ag’s next big thing

Drones shown off as ag’s next big thing

MITCHELL, S.D. — After seeing one in action, Duane Lunne could see himself buying a drone.

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