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U.S. soy grower co-op plans North Dakota crush plant

Reading Time: 2 minutes A U.S. soybean growers’ co-operative has picked its site for what it says would be the first soybean processing plant of its kind in North Dakota. Minnesota Soybean Processors and its North Dakota Soybean Processors (NDSP) subsidiary announced Tuesday their site will be on 150 acres near Spiritwood, N.D., 260 km south of the Manitoba […] Read more

Tour shows wheat yields in central, Northwestern North Dakota near to or above average

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters – Spring wheat prospects in central and northwest North Dakota are near to or above average, aided by favourable weather, scouts on one leg of an annual crop tour said on Wednesday. Crop scouts on the Wheat Quality Council’s tour travelling one route in west-central North Dakota made three stops and projected an average […] Read more

North American sunflowers looking good early

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada –– Sunflower crops in key growing regions of North America are in relatively good shape early in the season, according to reports. However, those good conditions have put some nearby pressure on values, with spot pricing expected to take some direction from the weather and acreage reports over the next few weeks. Sunflower […] Read more

North Dakotans put ‘corporate’ farming to vote

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — North Dakotans are voting Tuesday in a referendum to repeal a law enacted last year that changed decades of family-farming rules in the state by allowing corporations to own and operate dairy and hog farms. The North Dakota Farmers Union and other groups that collected signatures to put the referendum on the ballot […] Read more

Two more states’ eggs, poultry allowed into Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cross-border travellers may again bring raw poultry meat, eggs and live birds into Canada from North Dakota and Missouri. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency last week shortened its list of U.S. states under avian influenza-related restrictions to just one. Indiana remains under limits imposed in January after highly pathogenic (“high-path”) H7N8 avian flu turned up at […] Read more

CHS locks in fertilizer supply, scraps plan for N.D. plant

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters — U.S.-based agribusiness CHS Inc. said it would invest US$2.8 billion in a unit of fertilizer producer CF Industries to secure nitrogen fertilizer supplies. This is the third deal in a week in the highly fragmented global fertilizer industry, which is trying to cope with weak prices caused by excess supply. CHS will have […] Read more

U.S. spring wheat yield projections highest ever

Reading Time: 1 minute Fargo, N.D. (Reuters) — Yield potential for spring wheat grown in the northern U.S. Plains was projected as the highest on record, with the crop benefiting from timely planting and cool weather, according to results from an annual crop tour. Scouts on the Wheat Quality Council’s three-day tour of North Dakota, the top spring wheat […] Read more

Good wheat prospects in central N.Dakota

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Reuters) — Spring wheat has good yield potential in west-central North Dakota, aided by early planting, scouts on one leg of an annual crop tour said on Wednesday. Crop scouts on the Wheat Quality Council’s tour traveling one route in west-central North Dakota made six stops, mostly in McLean County, and projected an average yield […] Read more