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DOUG BURGUM

John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer feel the swing and miss on Fufeng has actually, as Cramer says it, “put Grand Forks on the map.”
Three soybean processing plants that produce soybean oil, which can be used to make biodiesel, are planned for North Dakota.
A first-of-its-kind study highlighted Monday at the North Dakota Capitol showed an $18.8 billion direct output from agriculture, as well as $12 billion secondary output in North Dakota. The industry also supports 43,060 direct jobs and 67,420 secondary jobs.
On Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, political and business luminaries helped break ground on Grand Farm’s Innovation Facility. The new facility is being developed on 140 acres west of Casselton and will support research and development projects to advance the next generation of precision agriculture, including autonomous technologies.

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The money will help build an “Innovation Facility” — a field test center, where researchers and developers will advance“autonomous agriculture” and other technology.
After the group of neighbors spoke with the companies, they learned the plant would use 900,000 gallons of water per day and add hundreds of trucks to a town already dealing with semi truck bottle necking.
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Dakota Credit Union Association CEO Jeff Olson both submitted public comments to the National Credit Union Administration expressing concern about a portion of the NCUA’s draft strategic plan that seems to suggest that credit unions working with agriculture could be a financial liability due to climate change.
“Ensuring that supplemental water and feed can be delivered in a timely fashion is critical for North Dakota ranchers struggling with shortages of both due to devastating drought,” Burgum said.
Monday afternoon, Gov. Doug Burgum hosted an ag roundtable with leaders of the state’s top commodity groups. The topics at hand were related to the ongoing drought the state is experiencing and a carbon market, which could be a new revenue stream for farmers and ranchers in the coming years.
Eric Hardmeyer, who started with the bank 35 years ago and took over the top executive job from now-U.S. Sen. John Hoeven in 2000, told the Industrial Commission he will step down on July 6.

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More than 70% of North Dakota is considered to be in extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. In conjunction with declaring a drought emergency, the state also will reactivate a Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program.
A farmer-legislator says North Dakota’s rebuffing wind development in a futile attempt to save coal energy jeopardizes existing and future ethanol, soybean and other ag processing prospects in the state.
In an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed a number of executive orders Thursday, March 19, including one that will close bars, restaurants, gyms and movie theaters to on-site business.

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