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SOYBEANS

The ceremony for the Green Bison Soy Processing facility in Spiritwood, North Dakota, was held earlier this month.
The North Dakota Soybean Processors plant at Casselton and the Green Bison plant at Spiritwood are signs of the growing demand for renewable fuel as well as feed for the livestock industry.
Anne Waltner, Parker, South Dakota, left a full-time career as a concert pianist and educator to join her parents’ farming operation. Along the way she married, had triplet daughters and survived cancer. Of her journey and life, she says: “Can you think of anybody luckier than me?”
Tharaldson Ethanol doesn't want a new soybean crushing facility in Casselton competing with them for crops, but they've said they'd be happy to drop their opposition in exchange for a $40 million payment and, no, I'm not making this up.

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In January, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it was restricting the use of a herbicide in six Minnesota counties out of concern for an endangered species, a species it chose not to make public. Before the calendar could flip to April, EPA had reversed those restrictions as well as even wider herbicide bans because of an insect called the American burying beetle. So what was behind the initial secretiveness? Why the sudden reversal?
North Dakota State University Extension released updates to the "Soybean Growth and Management Quick Guide."
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and John Thune, S.D., are moving a bill in the Senate, designed to pressure international ocean freight companies to fill freight “containers” with agricultural products instead of sending them back to Asia empty. Rick Brandenburger, president of Richland Innovative Food Crops Inc., Inc., of Breckenridge, Minnesota, says the company is getting only one-third of their needed containers. They want “teeth” in any efforts to fix the problem.
The Environmental Protection agency says it relies on information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but information from that agency and other snake experts seem to contradict what EPA says.
The U.S. Attorney’s office has indicted Kent Pfaff, a Washburn, North Dakota, area farmer for federal crop insurance fraud.
Rep. Jared Hagrit, a Republican from District 20, a soybean grower himself and a past chairman of the United States Soybean Board, joined this episode of Plain Talk to talk about the Casselton project and why it's important.

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If we want reliable supply lines, and if we want to diminish the power of cruel regimes like China's, we have to allow industrial endeavor here in the United States.
Randy Martinson, of Martinson Ag in Fargo, projects economic markets are looking up for farmers after a severe drought in 2021.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Green Bison Soy Processing plans to start bidding on 2023 soybeans by the third or fourth quarter of 2022 and processing by fall 2023.

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