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Northwood, ND, plant is crushing canola again
NORTHWOOD, N.D. — A crushing plant that reopened here this summer under new management is doing as well as can be expected and could be expanded, its general manager says.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Northwood, ND, canola crushing plant eyes July 7 public start
An oilseed crushing plant in Northwood, N.D., is expected to reopen to the public on July 7. The Prairie Premium Oil plant eventually could expand to other crops, but has no immediate plans to do so, says Kent Weston, the company’s president. “I think we’ll be primarily a canola plant,” he says. “We’ll be ready to change if we have to, though.”
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND oilseed crushing plant to be back in operation
NORTHWOOD, N.D. - A group of North Dakota investors is reopening a defunct oilseed crushing plant at Northwood, N.D.
Friday, June, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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North Dakota canola crushing plant shutdown temporary, manager says
The Prairie Premium Oil canola crushing plant in Northwood, N.D., has shut down, but only temporarily, the plant manager said Tuesday. “We’re not closed. We’re just on a maintenance cycle right now,” James Gorres tells Agweek.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Taxpayers pay for Northwood farming defense
FARGO, N.D. — Whether Aaron Johnson of Northwood, N.D., wishes to appeal his conviction of crop insurance fraud or not, he’ll have a new lead lawyer, courtesy of the taxpayers.
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Jury finds ND potato farmers guilty in crop insurance fraud case
A federal jury in Fargo found Northwood, N.D., potato farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson guilty of all felony counts of crop insurance fraud brought against them.
Friday, December, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND seed spud insurance trial delayed to Dec. 1
The federal trial for farming brothers Aaron Scott Johnson and Derek Martin Johnson of Northwood, N.D., has been delayed to Dec. 1. The Johnsons are accused of adding chemicals to potato seed production to fraudulently receive crop insurance compensation.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Agweek editor Lisa Gibson discusses the April 28 issue, which tells the story of a small North Dakota town rallying together to build a meat processing plant after the loss of its grocery store. Developers say the plant is keeping the town thriving. You won't want to miss the coverage of allegations against two Northwood, N.D., potato farmers, the article about livestock disaster compensation sign-up, and much more.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Join Agweek editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Oct. 13 issue, including a cover story about a North Dakota farmer and rancher who has drastically expanded his operations, even during tough times in ag. We'll also bring farm bill news, a look inside the soybean crush plant in Northwood, N.D., predictions for propane availability and more.
Wednesday, October, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Jury seated in Johnsons spud insurance case
FARGO, N.D. - The federal crop insurance fraud case against Aaron Scott Johnson, his brother Derek Johnson and their Johnson Potato Co. of Northwood, N.D., started Dec. 1 in Fargo, but the first day was entirely taken up by the jury selection process.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Feds amend insurance fraud case against Johnsons
Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002, as well as federal disaster funds.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Jury gets Johnson crop insurance case
The credibility of a convicted felon will be key in a jury’s decision on whether Aaron and Derek Johnson, two third-generation potato farmers who operated out of Northwood, N.D., are guilty of intentionally destroying some of their crops in order to get unfair gains in crop insurance and federal disaster payments.
Thursday, December, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Feds amend insurance case against ND potato growers
FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002 as well as federal disaster funds.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Johnson brothers trial underway
Jurors in a federal crop insurance fraud trial in Fargo, N.D., were alerted that they’ll have to make a judgment on the credibility of a former hired hand in a case against farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson of Northwood, N.D.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Johnsons get federal prison in crop insurance fraud case
Potato farming brothers Aaron Johnson of Northwood, N.D., and Derek Johnson of Vancouver, British Columbia, will spend time in federal prison in the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth, Minn., and are jointly responsible for restitution of nearly $1 million because of crop insurance fraud.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Opening statements begin in federal insurance fraud case
Jurors in a federal crop insurance fraud trial in Fargo, N.D., were alerted that they’ll have to make a judgment on the credibility of a former hired hand in a case against farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson of Northwood, N.D.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Soil health workshop draws almost 200
A Grand Forks, N.D., soil health workshop sponsored by local, county, state and federal organizations, drew upwards of 200 agriculturalists, most from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. This year’s attendance was nearly double that of a year ago.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Johnson brothers ask for leniency in insurance fraud sentencing
FARGO, N.D. -- Two North Dakota farming brothers convicted of crop insurance fraud are asking a federal judge for leniency based on character and family responsibilities, while federal lawyers are asking for the maximum sentences.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Big Iron opener comes amid harvest, commodity price worries
The annual Big Iron Farm Show has operated among euphoric times in agricultural pricing many times in the past. Not this year. With corn prices projected around $3 per bushel for the next two or three years, farmers are scratching their heads and sharpening their pencils about how many new, big machines they’ll be able to afford.
Wednesday, September, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND Senate Ag Committee hears testimony on state check-off increase
The North Dakota Senate Agriculture Committee on March 6 heard testimony on whether a “North Dakota dollar” should be added to what beef producers pay to a check-off — doubling an amount already collected under a federal check-off.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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