BISMARCK – The president and general manager of the nation’s only state-owned mill will receive a $61,857 bonus after a prosperous year in which the mill generated nearly $13.4 million in profits, the second highest in its 92-year history.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. — Officials say an agreement to normalize diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba could lead to improved trade possibilities and important opportunities for agriculture in the Upper Midwest.
WASHINGTON — A bill that would allow farmers, ranchers and other small businesses to expense equipment to run their operations is on its way to President Barack Obama’s desk.
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. - The Belle Fourche, S.D., Economic Development Corp. is planning an $8.4 million terminal to load and unload rail cars in the city’s new industrial park.
COLFAX, N.D. – A grain elevator here that was badly damaged by a Dec. 6 fire will be rebuilt.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A Canadian-based company is seeking U.S. investors for a proposed nitrogen fertilizer plant near Regina, Saskatchewan. It would supply farmers in both Canada and the U.S.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. – When months of rail traffic delays cost farmers, coal companies, utilities, grain businesses and others hundreds of millions of dollars, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and other carriers blamed the delays on unexpected heavy shipping demand and bad weather.
FARGO, N.D. — A federal jury has found former Northwood, N.D., potato farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson guilty of all felony counts of crop insurance fraud brought against them.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Though the first half of the growing season next year in the Upper Midwest should be favorable, the second half could bring challenges, including the possibility of "one of the hottest summers on record," according to an area weather expert.
FARGO, N.D. — Shareholders of Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative of Wahpeton, N.D., can expect a low sugar beet payment at $36.86 per ton for their 2014 crop, with an additional $3 per ton contingency to be paid out if processing goes well.
Wheat Growers is building a $3.2 million Innovation and Equipment Modification Center near Bath, S.D.
BISMARCK – The State Water Commission granted permission Friday for Grand Forks to pump additional water from its wastewater lagoons and the Red River to meet the needs of a proposed fertilizer plant and other industrial users.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Manufacturing is making a comeback.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven and North Dakota State University’s Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies will bring together agriculture producers, community members and top federal and rail officials to examine ways to improve the transportation system for agricultural products in the Northern Plains on Monday, Dec. 8 at 8 a.m. CT.
FARGO, N.D. — Most American Crystal Sugar Co. farmers will lose money on the 2014 crop at current price projections, but officials at the Moorhead, Minn.-based co-op say things will improve next year.RELATED CONTENT