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Machine developed in Bakken Oil Field could lay large drainage lines in Minnesota fields
A machine developed to lay pipeline in the Bakken Oil Field of North Dakota could be put to work in Minnesota’s Renville, Kandiyohi and neighboring counties to place large-diameter drainage tile parallel to open ditches.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Mont. event addresses rail problems
BILLINGS, Mont. — A decline in Bakken oil trains isn’t likely to spell good things for grain farmers, according to rail observers.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - The Billings Gazette - News

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Landowners in Oil Patch meet to discuss cost of oil development
While the Bakken oil formation has made North Dakota the second-largest oil-producing state in the country, some residents are concerned about the longterm effects of the oil boom.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Sidney Sugars competes for workers in Bakken oil patch
Dave Garland, general manager of the Sidney Sugars Inc. beet sugar plant of Sidney, Mont., says he’d prefer to concentrate on making sugar. Instead, he spends a lot of his time working on housing and advertising to attract new workers in the middle of an oil boom.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Other side of the boom: Landowners say state bowing to oil
As North Dakota officials met in Bismarck to approve new oil conditioning standards and to discuss the drop in crude oil prices, landowners from the Oil Patch gathered at a separate meeting to review a different side of the Bakken oil boom — spills, soil contamination and landowner rights.
Wednesday, December, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Hoeven: BNSF to dedicate resources to fertilizer delivery
The largest railroad company serving North Dakota will devote unit trains and crews to deliver fertilizer ahead of the spring planting season, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said this morning.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - - News

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NDPSC urges STB to take action against railroad delays
North Dakota’s Public Service Commission on Wednesday urged railroads to make faster progress on reducing the backlog of grain cars available so farmers and elevators can transport last year’s crop to market before this year’s harvest arrives, according to a release.
Thursday, August, 07, 2014 - - News

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Rail debate off track
Progressive Rail magazine, May 2013, said Burlington Northern Santa Fe now moves about seven or eight unit trains per day from the Bakken, or 600,000 barrels of oil. And daily volume is projected to be 700,000 barrels by year’s end and to 1 million barrels (current ethanol production capacity) by some point in 2014. BNSF transferred engines from the upper Midwest to increase movement of oil cars from 9,000 in 2009 to 400,000 in 2013.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Red River Valley sees truck driver crunch
The annual crunch for trucks in the northern Red River Valley has intensified in the past several weeks.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BNSF plans $326 million capital program in Minnesota
BNSF Railway Co. will invest an estimated $326 million for key rail capacity improvement projects in Minnesota in the coming year, an increase over 2014, the company announced on Thursday.
Friday, February, 06, 2015 - - News

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Railroad woes aren't new
The relationship between farmers and the railroads has been one fraught with difficulties since the days when Eastern farmers and immigrants followed the railroads west to seek out a better life for themselves and their families. When farmers faced low prices for their grain, they often blamed the railroads.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Irrigators get help from abroad, switch to sprinklers
All sugar beets grown for Sidney Sugars Inc. are irrigated, and that traditionally has meant some hard physical labor. But that presents a problem because labor is increasingly hard to come by in the midst of the big Bakken oilfield boom.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ethanol plants depend on rail service improvement to prevent shutdowns
Jim Seurer says only “plain old action” can prevent serious impacts from rail delays on the ethanol industry this winter and beyond.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BNSF invests in ag shipping, prepares for harvest
John Miller, BNSF group vice president for agriculture, spoke at a meeting of the North Dakota Agricultural Rail Business Council in Mandan, N.D., July 31. The group is made up of about 40 ag-related entities. “We know we’re not doing as well as we should; we know the market wants more,” Miller said. “But we are shipping record amounts.”
Thursday, July, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows
Chase Dewitz has fearlessly expanded his North Dakota farm, having ridden the ups and now navigating the downs of lower commodity prices.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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