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ND mill president to receive $62K bonus

ND mill president to receive $62K bonus

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.


Easing of Cuba restrictions creates opportunity for ag

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.

Senate passes bill to allow ranchers, farmers to expense equipment purchased in 2014

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, SD, to build $8.4M grain terminal

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, ND, grain elevator to be rebuilt after fire

Colfax, ND, grain elevator to be rebuilt after fire

COLFAX, N.D. – A grain elevator here that was badly damaged by a Dec. 6 fire will be rebuilt.


Canadian company seeks US investors to build $1.7B fertilizer plant

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.

Documents cast doubt on BNSF reasons for shipping delays

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.

Jury convicts ND potato farmers on all counts in crop insurance fraud case

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.

Mixed bag predicted for 2015 growing season

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.

Minn-Dak projects brighter days once Mexican sugar issue resolved

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 building in SD

Wheat Growers is building a $3.2 million Innovation and Equipment Modification Center near Bath, S.D.

State OKs water permits for proposed ND fertilizer plant

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.

Manufacturers add thousands of jobs

Manufacturers add thousands of jobs

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Manufacturing is making a comeback.


Heitkamp, Hoeven, NDSU to hold conference on transporting agriculture

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.

Most American Crystal growers set to lose money this year

Most American Crystal growers set to lose money this year

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.

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