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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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ND landowners say protections ‘failing miserably’
Darwin Peterson is the third member of what he hopes is 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.
Wednesday, April, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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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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Shale oil changes all
It will be great to be a U.S. farmer in the next decade, if half of what Peter Zeihan predicts comes true. And it won’t be much fun to be in Canada, China or Europe.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cornvention speakers urge ethanol support
FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Cornvention 2014 focused heavily on the benefits of corn ethanol, an industry facing a hit with a proposed reduction to the Renewable Fuels Standard. The North Dakota Corn Growers Association and North Dakota Corn Council put on the event, which featured speaker Kent Satrang, CEO of PetroServe USA. The company owns a chain of 21 convenience stores in Minnesota and North Dakota, leading the nation with 65 bioblender pumps. It operates all six private-label E15 stations in North Dakota.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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BNSF's North Dakota track violations topped 700 in the past eight years, South Korea ramps up disinfection after a foot-and-mouth outbreak in North Korea and 4-H members write to encourage South Dakota ranchers.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDFB opposes list of extraordinary places proposed by Stenehjem
If the North Dakota Industrial Commission’s list of “extraordinary places” becomes an official policy, it won’t be because of support from one of the most influential agricultural organizations in the state.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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BNSF’s ND track violations top 700 over last 8 years
Federal inspectors have issued more than 700 violations to BNSF in the past eight years for defects on its tracks in North Dakota, according to a letter from the Federal Railroad Administration.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - - News

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Rail issues hamper ag business
Elevator operators are perennial critics of railroad service for hauling grain, but many say delays are worse than ever this winter.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - 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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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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ND crash one of country’s biggest oil spills on rails in decades
A fiery train crash last month near Casselton, N.D., caused tank cars to lose more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil, the country’s largest oil spill from a train in decades, according to federal authorities.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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