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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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CHS to pay $3M annually in lieu of taxes for 20 years
The planned CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, N.D., will become the largest property taxpayer in the state upon completion, even though it is receiving a 20-year tax incentive.
Tuesday, September, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Natural gas pipeline would serve CHS plant
One of the largest natural gas pipelines in North Dakota in the past decade is in the planning and permitting process, according to Tim Rasmussen, spokesman for WBI Energy, a division of MDU Resources Group.
Thursday, August, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Canada almost on pace, while US lags
TORONTO — More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, an analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the rails.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Reuters - 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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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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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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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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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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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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Race for ND agriculture commissioner is all about oil
North Dakota’s biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state’s agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines.
Tuesday, July, 22, 2014 - Reuters - 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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Oil trains plug rails, not winter
North Dakota farmers have lost nearly $67 million this year because of rail shipment delays, and stand to lose $100 million more if the situation on the rails continues.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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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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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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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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Sen. Franken talks sugar, rail service in East Grand Forks, Minn.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said he’ll do what he can to help Red River Valley sugar beet growers hurt by slow rail service and imports of subsidized Mexican sugar.
Tuesday, April, 15, 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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CHS builds propane terminal to help compensate for Cochin Pipeline loss
CHS Inc.’s new rail-fed propane terminal west of Hannaford, N.D., is coming together — an important step as the industry ramps up to fill a void left by the discontinuation of the Cochin Pipeline terminal east of Carrington, N.D.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers want remediation procedures for damaged cropland
MINOT, N.D. — Darwin Peterson is the third member of what he hopes will become a fifth-generation farm. But the Bottineau County, N.D., man worries about the quality of land he’ll be able to pass on to his grandson after it was damaged by saltwater, a byproduct of oil development, when a pipeline ruptured in 2011.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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