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Family business thrives in prime South Dakota environment

Family business thrives in prime South Dakota environment

FORESTBURG, S.D. -- As the South Dakota State Fair approaches in Huron, a ritual taste-of-the-summer hits full stride on the roadsides -- famous watermelons and muskmelons from Forestburg, S.D.

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Remington Seeds $8.5M facility in Grafton nears completion

GRAFTON, N.D. – Remington Seeds, an Indiana-based retail corn and soybean processing and packaging company, is nearing completion of its new $8.5 million, 80,000-square-foot soybean seed facility.

Syngenta management faces pressure to appease investors

FRANKFURT - Syngenta management faced pressure on Thursday to offer tangible rewards to shareholders after the Swiss pesticides company turned its back on a deal with unwanted American suitor Monsanto.

Potato industry tackles sales loss, look to opportunities

Potato industry tackles sales loss, look to opportunities

The U.S. potato industry likes to describe its product as "America's favorite vegetable." But the industry faces major challenges in maintaining that popularity, as well as great opportunities to increase foreign sales and consumption of spuds.

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UPDATE: CHS pulls plug on huge fertilizer plant near Jamestown

UPDATE: CHS pulls plug on huge fertilizer plant near Jamestown

SPIRITWOOD, N.D. – After 35 months of planning, the CHS board of directors decided Tuesday not to build a planned nitrogen fertilizer plant at Spiritwood.

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CHS scraps plan to build $3 billion fertilizer plant near Jamestown

CHS scraps plan to build $3 billion fertilizer plant near Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Plans have fallen through to build a $3 billion plant near here to turn natural gas from North Dakota's oilfields into nitrogen fertilizer for the region's farmers.

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Round Lake Vineyards & Winery receives international attention

Round Lake Vineyards & Winery receives international attention

ROUND LAKE, Minn. — Round Lake Vineyards & Winery achieved distinction among more than 2,000 entries from 11 countries and 40 U.S. states in the 24th annual Indy International Wine Competition, July 29-31.

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Hillsboro, N.D., could host UAS ag launch

FARGO, N.D. - Hillsboro, N.D., might become a focal point in the Red River Valley region's agricultural unmanned aerial systems (UAS) world, according to officials involved in the plan.

Enderlin, N.D., company offers high-tech, customizable planter

Enderlin, N.D., company offers high-tech, customizable planter

ENDERLIN, N.D.—Leaders for agribusiness Plains Grain & Agronomy have built an implement they believe is the future of farming.

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Two area elevators take advantage of rail links to new markets

Two area elevators take advantage of rail links to new markets

MONTEVIDEO, Minn. -- The continental divide of grain runs through western Minnesota.

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Anheuser-Busch plant in Moorhead holds field day

Anheuser-Busch plant in Moorhead holds field day

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Anheuser-Busch malt plant in Moorhead, Minn., was built in 1978, when the Red River Valley was in the heart of the barley-growing region.

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At 50, Summers Manufacturing keeps riding waves of agriculture

At 50, Summers Manufacturing keeps riding waves of agriculture

FARGO—North Dakota-based Summers Manufacturing is celebrating 50 years of making "field tested tough" farm equipment.

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Vineyards beat harsh winters, are now multi-million dollar industry in Minnesota

Vineyards beat harsh winters, are now multi-million dollar industry in Minnesota

STILLWATER, Minn. -- When Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings and Northern Vineyards in Stillwater opened the first wineries in Minnesota in the mid-1970s, the concept was astounding.

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Voters to decide on corporate ownership of dairy, swine operations

BISMARCK — A group of North Dakota dairy and pork producers and others have united to try to save a law being referred to voters that would allow non-family corporations to own dairies and swine operations by relaxing an 83-year-old state law.

Changes set for two John Deere dealerships

WIMBLEDON, N.D. — The John Deere dealership in Wimbledon, N.D., is closing, and the Deere dealership in nearby Cooperstown, N.D., is becoming an independent.

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