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High beef prices have ranchers selling early

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.

Water plan for CHS fertilizer plant nearly complete

Water plan for CHS fertilizer plant nearly complete

The final plan for a water supply for the CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant may be nearing completion, according to Brian Schouvieller, CHS senior vice president of North American grain marketing and crop nutrients.

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South Dakota sees bright dairy future

FARGO, N.D. — Officials say construction of a $35 million milking dairy southeast of Sioux Falls, S.D., and the grand opening of a $140 million cheese plant in Brookings, S.D., are two big indicators of investment in the region’s dairy industry.

Railroads show on-time improvement

FARGO, N.D. — The region’s two Class I railroads — BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway — are reporting improved status on late cars, and CP has proposed a major merger to bypass an infamous Chicago bottleneck blamed for last winter’s delays.

Red River Valley sees truck driver crunch

Red River Valley sees truck driver crunch

FARGO, N.D. — The annual crunch for trucks in the northern Red River Valley has intensified in the past several weeks.

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Finding funding for pheasant habitat

Paul Coughlin talks about the landscape in South Dakota as if it were a radiant, elaborate painting.

Grand Forks-based Avianax to meet with DoD about potential Ebola treatment

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - As worldwide concern over the Ebola virus continues to mount, a Grand Forks company that specializes in antibody technology may potentially help fight the disease.

ND ranch expands into agritourism to accommodate next generation

ND ranch expands into agritourism to accommodate next generation

MCKENZIE, N.D. – Jerry Doan always figured his oldest son would return to the family farm and make agriculture his lifelong career. But the elder Doan was a bit surprised when his three other children said they wanted to come back, too.

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Jennie-O's Willmar processing plant returns to normal operations after Friday night medical incident

Jennie-O's Willmar processing plant returns to normal operations after Friday night medical incident

WILLMAR, Minn. - A Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar has returned to normal operations after a medical situation Friday night caused a number of employees to be hospitalized.

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Northern Beef's $30M loan hinged on $10 million in SD state funds, no taxes

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.

High beef prices have ranchers selling early

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.

ADM acquires Fargo-based firm

ADM acquires Fargo-based firm

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.

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Young ND farmer expands his operation through industry highs and lows

Young ND farmer expands his operation through industry highs and lows

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.

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Minn. leaders seek federal help to ease rail delays

DULUTH, Minn. - Minnesota's leaders want federal help to ease railroad delays.

Northwood plant is crushing canola again

Northwood plant is crushing canola again

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.

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