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Cavalier likely site for $1.7M meat plant

PARK RIVER, N.D. — If a proposed $1.7 million multispecies animal slaughter and processing plant is built in northeastern North Dakota, Cavalier is the most financially feasible location.

New county stats available on rental rates

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Farmers and landlords have a new resource to help them determine farmland rental rates.

Beach tables rezoning decision for $7M rail expansion

BEACH, N.D. - Citing the absence of a council member, the Beach City Council tabled a rezoning decision regarding a proposed $7 million railroad expansion for the Beach Grain Cooperative following a public hearing at its regular meeting Monday night.

CWB plans another new elevator, hiring staff

CWB is building another grain elevator, its third new facility, and is looking for people to work in them.

Cargill plans $17M expansion at Minn. grain elevator

MADISON, Minn. — Cargill announced this week it will invest $17 million to upgrade and expand its grain elevator in Madison in western Minnesota.

Kemps dairy plant in Fargo to pay civil penalty of $57,000 to EPA

FARGO, N.D. – A dairy processing plant here has agreed to pay a $57,000 fine to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating its policies, the EPA said in a statement Monday.

Heitkamp calls for stronger US STB power

Heitkamp calls for stronger US STB power

WASHINGTON — U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Sept. 10 about the health of the rail grid.

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Drones find niche in local agriculture

Drones find niche in local agriculture

BIRD ISLAND, Minn. – Kyle VanOverbeke logs a flight pattern on a laptop computer and prepares to launch the latest weapon in agricultural production – a fixed-wing drone.

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USDA raises US corn, soybean estimates

WASHINGTON — U.S. corn and soybean production in 2014, already pegged at record highs, will be higher than expected a month ago and somewhat above trade expectations, the U.S. government said on Thursday, triggering a swift drop in Chicago grain markets.

US lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service

WASHINGTON -- U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid.

NDSU rail shipment study was withdrawn days after it was released in May

FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota State University staff confirms a preliminary study of rail shipment delays was withdrawn days after it was released, but the withdrawal only recently received attention.

ND ag commissioner candidate proposes fixed 1% interest rate for student loans

ND ag commissioner candidate proposes fixed 1% interest rate for student loans

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota agriculture commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor proposed a fixed 1 percent interest rate for student loans at a news conference Thursday.

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Gov. Daugaard commits to action on pheasant habitat

Gov. Daugaard commits to action on pheasant habitat

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Presented with a set of recommendations, Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday committed to taking action to improve the pheasant population in South Dakota.

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South Dakota awarded $12 million TIGER grant

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Sept. 9 that the South Dakota Department of Transportation has been awarded a $12 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant.

Minnesota propane outlook improves, but officials monitor

Minnesota propane outlook improves, but officials monitor

ST. PAUL - The propane outlook for this winter is brighter than a year ago, when shortages nearly quadrupled the hearting fuel's price, but state officials urge poor Minnesotans to apply now for heating assistance if they think they will not be able to fill their tanks.

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