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AGRIBUSINESS

The governor touted the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program, saying it's an example of voluntary collaboration that protects soil and water, with incentives giving participants more profits.
Northern Plains Nitrogen has been on the city's radar for a decade.
Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions, an offshoot of Summit Agriculture Group, is behind the $4.5 billion Midwest Carbon Express project, with the goal of sending 12 millions tons of CO2 annually to western North Dakota, where it can be stored underground. It would be the largest carbon capture project in the world.
The agribusiness plant is guaranteed to damage the environment and is unlikely to make life better for residents of Grand Forks. Now is a great time to say “Stop!” and rethink all of the important details of this risky endeavor.

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United States Sugar Corp., a Clewiston, Florida, company that markets sugar cooperatively with Red River Valley sugarbeet growers, is seeking to purchase Imperial Sugar Co., including a major refinery in the Savannah, Georgia, area. The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, Nov. 23, announced it is suing to block the purchase that could increase the market share of United Sugars Corp., the Edina, Minn.-based co-op marketing company, from its current 25% market share, to 32% to 34%.
The Honeyford grain elevator, North Dakota's oldest cooperative elevator, is the first south of the U.S.-Canadian border to load an 8,500-foot — 1.6 miles-long — unit train. The train full of corn was bound for Canada.
Gevo's Luverne, Minnesota, plant is again making isobutanol and next year will be converting into a hydrocarbon facility to make sustainable aviation fuel.
‘Largest private capital investment in region’s history’ expected to break ground this spring.
A group of cattle producers has banded together as 6 in 1 Meats to ensure that they can get meat federally-inspected to sell directly to consumers.
Sugarbeet harvest plays a large role in the Red River Valley's agriculture industry. Due to the harvest being non-stop once the campaign begins, many local businesses extend their hours in an effort to rally behind sugarbeet producers.

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Local leaders’ hope for the deal spilled into view at a recent Grand Forks County Commission meeting.
St. Joseph Equipment in Eyota, Minn. is facing supply chain problems stemming from the pandemic, as well as problems filling mechanical and parts positions.
Gerald Bachmeier, chief executive officer of Red Trail Energy, Richardton, North Dakota, and Philip Coffin, vice president of Midwest AgEnergy LLC, at Underwood, North Dakota, discuss countermoves to a drought for acquiring local corn and getting it from eastern producers. Both companies started their histories by bringing corn in on unit trains and are preparing to do it again. Both are planning to inject and store carbon dioxide byproducts for a market advantage.

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