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Peterson Farms Seed expands storage, seed handling

The expansion northwest of Fargo, North Dakota, will allow Peterson Farms Seed to more quickly moving process bulk soybean seed for its dealers, the company said in a news release.

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Peterson Farms Seeds has its headquarters near Prosper, North Dakota, northwest of Fargo.
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PROSPER, N.D. — Peterson Farms Seed, which sells corn and soybean seed across the Dakotas and Minnesota, is expanding its headquarters northwest of Fargo, North Dakota.

The expansion near Prosper, North Dakota, includes 20 additional bins, a second dump pit and variable speed unload conveyors.

The expansion will allow Peterson Farms Seed to more quickly moving process bulk soybean seed for its dealers, the company said in a news release.

At 10,000 bushels each, the additional bins more than double the storage available during processing. The second dump pit allows incoming raw product to be received at the same time as outgoing seed is loaded. There also are variable speed conveyors are designed to help preserve quality and germ when unloading.

“We’ve always done things a little differently at Peterson Farms Seed. Prioritizing quality is paramount, and to do that, we must continually invest in our facility to better serve our expanding customer base,” Scott Sanders, general manager of Peterson Farms Seed said in a news release. “Our recently completed plant expansion project will provide added storage and unloading capacity, allowing us to manage our growth without sacrificing quality or service."

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Peterson Farms Seed was founded in 1995 and in addition to corn and soybeans, also deals in wheat and peas.

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