Sunflower acreage this year in North Dakota, the nation’s dominant producer of the crop, is projected to sink to its second-lowest rate since 1976. But the executive director of the National Sunflower Association says there’s reason to be optimistic about his crop’s future, both in and outside the state.
FARGO, N.D. — The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission revoked Anderson Seed Co.’s grain buyers license at its Redfield, S.D., plant, but will not put the company’s elevator property into receivership because of an environmental issue, officials say.
FARGO, N.D. — Tim Hase of Martin, N.D., has a $47,000 problem because of the Anderson Seed Co. melt-down. He figures that if he gets his share of a $280,000 bond he’ll be compensated about $93 — about the price of a tank of gas.
FARGO, N.D. — As of Feb. 23, the North Dakota Public Utilities Commission had not moved to change the brokerage status of Anderson Seed Co., a Mentor, Minn.-based sunflower company whose assets have been sold in the wake of nonpayment reports.
The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission on Feb. 17 immediately suspended the grain buyer’s license for a Mentor, Minn.-based sunflower company, for its processing and handling facility at Redfield, S.D.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Farmers from across North Dakota say they’re owed money for sunflower loads to Mitchell Feeds Inc. of Hendrum, Minn. The North Dakota Public Service Commission is asking a court to declare the company insolvent, which could clear the way for access to the bond.
An uncertain weather forecast offers farmers in the region an uncertain future for the crop of 2010, but so far, things are looking good. Notably, this is the longest period that’s drought-free anywhere in the state in a decade, according to climatologists.
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