Profits at North Dakota's state-owned flour mill fell by half, to $8 million, during its last budget year, the mill's chief executive said Monday. Despite the drop, the Grand Forks mill's annual earnings rank as the third best in its history, said Vance Taylor, the mill's general manager.
N-Flex LLC will provide more information to the North Dakota Industrial Commission, which ordered more details as it considers whether to put $1 million into the company’s system to make anhydrous ammonia fertilizer from a series of mobile natural gas-to-fertilizer plants in the state.
A basic truth of agriculture is that farmers in one part of the world benefit when their peers elsewhere suffer. Glen Findlay, a Shoal Lake, Manitoba, farmer, knows that well. Shoal Lake is about 180 miles northwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Kent Opdahl is waiting for the rebound in the horse market, but he isn’t holding his breath. Opdahl’s life in the world of horses was turned upside down when Congress in late 2006 passed legislation that ended federal inspection of horse slaughter facilities, and horse slaughter in general in 2007.
It is difficult to say who is most responsible for unsettled debts of North Dakota Natural Beef LLC — whether a legal or moral duty lies with that company’s board, or with the board of the North American Bison Cooperative LLC, which has become its majority owner.
Lloyd Wieland of rural Dazey, N.D., says he understands the company’s explanations that the recession affected their markets for meat, but he also says he was “shocked” to realize the company could be in such financial crisis, considering the pillars of North Dakota agriculture who were involved.
In a lawsuit that goes before a Los Angeles federal judge today, sugar producers accuse their corn industry rivals of false advertising in a campaign that casts the liquid sweetener as “nutritionally the same as table sugar” and claims “your body can’t tell the difference.”
Plant, under new ownership, would turn sugar beets into fuel as early as fall Energae LP, an energy investment group based in Clear Lake, Iowa, has signed a purchase agreement to buy the mothballed Grafton facility from Northeast Energy LLC, according to Jerry Krause, a general partner in Energae. The company expects to launch a search for North Dakota investors within the next couple of weeks, he said.
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