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The North Dakota Soybean Processors plant at Casselton and the Green Bison plant at Spiritwood are signs of the growing demand for renewable fuel as well as feed for the livestock industry.
A North Dakota potato breeder brings in a speaker from Wyoming who has trained a dog to detect potato virus diseases using their nose.
Meteorlogist and commodity trading advisor Jim Roemer is the owner of Best Weather Inc., and co-founder of Climate Predict, a long-range global weather forecast tool.
The markets — and the wheat markets in particular — started off on fire this week, said Don Wick of the Red River Farm Network. But as he and Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management discussed on this week's Agweek Market Wrap, sponsored by Gateway Building Systems, most of the gains were lost by the end of the week.

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Anne Waltner, Parker, South Dakota, left a full-time career as a concert pianist and educator to join her parents’ farming operation. Along the way she married, had triplet daughters and survived cancer. Of her journey and life, she says: “Can you think of anybody luckier than me?”

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Even as the central and eastern parts of the Corn Belt finally are making some planting progress, the western Corn Belt and northern Plains remain mired in wet, cold weather that has kept tractors at a near-standstill, especially in North Dakota and Minnesota, Don Wick of the Red River Farm Network and Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management discussed on the Agweek Market Wrap.
A major concern of the opponents of the Fufeng project has been concerns about air quality and water issues. The company says it has invested more than $50 million during the past three years to improve environmental protection technologies across its facilities.
Dwayne Gorder is a northeast South Dakota farmer dropping plans to plant wheat because of the calendar. His first planting near Estelline, South Dakota, was on May 10, 2022.

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