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Railroads ordered to send Bakken crude estimates to states
Railroads that move Bakken crude will be required to inform states how much oil moves through their borders under an emergency order published Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Thursday, May, 08, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Bakken Pipeline raises landowner rights concerns
Weathered by years of oil activity, Dunn County, N.D., commissioners warned of the importance of landowner relations Oct. 1 as they met with representatives of a company proposing a huge oil pipeline that would cut through the county on its way from Stanley to Patoka, Ill.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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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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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Aug. 4 issue of Agweek, including a cover story about sugar beet farmers in Montana competing for employees with oil companies in the Bakken. The issue will also feature prevented-planting estimates for states that have released them, as well as rail car updates. Don't miss it.
Wednesday, July, 30, 2014 - Agweek - 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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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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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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Train explosion sparks concern over oil transport
Members of Dakota Resource Council are thankful no one was hurt in the explosion of the train carrying North Dakota oil in Casselton.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Goehring not Taylor is the one full of sound bites
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring’s recent letter “Soundbite vs. smart regulation” is ironically nothing more than a bunch of soundbites.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Ag commissioner candidate discusses oil transport, land reclamation
One of Ryan Taylor’s main priorities if elected as North Dakota agriculture commissioner would be freeing up rail space for farmers who need to transport grain. He said the current amount of crude oil being transported is making it impossible for farmers to adequately transport crops.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Propane terminal in Hannaford, ND, delivers Oil Patch fuel to region
Officials see a new propane terminal in Hannaford, N.D., as a way to combat the shortages and high prices seen last year. The $6.5 million terminal is a project of CHS and Central Plains Ag Services and will bring propane from the Oil Patch to users in eastern North Dakota.
Friday, September, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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As grain piles up, farmers ask, ‘Where are the trains?'
Train delays have been chronic all winter at Agassiz Valley and across the Midwest. Engines are running five to 10 days late, creating an increasingly costly backup. Farmers can’t haul grain from their farm storage to the elevator because the grain can’t move to market.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Oil traffic could delay US fertilizer shipments, farmers warn
Increasing use of railroads to ship crude oil could disrupt fertilizer cargo this spring as Midwest farmers prepare for planting, U.S. agriculture leaders warn, even as one railroad said on Monday it will take steps to ensure timely deliveries.
Tuesday, April, 15, 2014 - - News

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Railroads have a strong legacy in ND
Considering the Dec. 30 train derailment in Casselton, N.D., and our congressional delegation’s call for straightforward regulation to increase railroad safety, I’ve thought a lot about the legacy of railroads in North Dakota. It is, after all, North Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood this year, and so much of our history is tied to the railroads.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BNSF chairman says progress being made on ND delays
A top BNSF executive said Wednesday the railroad is catching up with a backlog of fertilizer shipments and orders to move North Dakota farm products to market, but wet weather has hampered progress.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND county examines tax breaks for CHS fertilizer plant
The Stutsman County (N.D.) Commission established a committee to begin negotiations with CHS Inc. regarding assessment and possible tax breaks for its nitrogen fertilizer plant.
Wednesday, January, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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