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Consultant: Railroads evolving, and customers need to adapt
The U.S. railroad industry continues to evolve, and Upper Midwest agriculture needs to change with it, the president of a railroad consulting company said.
Monday, December, 15, 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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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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The U.S. challenges WTO in a meat labeling dispute, analysis criticizes federal crop insurance and N.D. grazing-lands group plans to meed in Minot, N.D.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Source: BNSF puts halt on adding oil cars
BNSF Railroad, the Warren Buffett-owned company that has benefited most from the North Dakota shale boom, has told some customers that they cannot add new oil tank cars to its system until next year, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Friday, November, 14, 2014 - - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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