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About 35 representatives of foreign governments spent a week touring farms, research sites and agribusinesses across Minnesota. Visits ranged from Hormel and soybean farms in the southeast to sugarbeet farms and processing in the Red River Valley.
Minnesota feedlot operators must apply for a permit with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
As part of nearly $3 billion in funding announcements, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will put about $80 million in a South Dakota State University-led program for beef and bison producers.
The state of North Dakota extended the deadline to Dec. 15, 2022, after it received no bids by the Aug. 15 deadline for the pipeline that would carry natural gas from east to west to existing and proposed agricultural manufacturing plants in Grand Forks.
Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions says its $4.5 billion pipeline project will help ethanol plants, including the Green Plains Ethanol plant at Fergus Falls, Minnesota, lower their carbon scores. The project aims to capture greenhouse gas emissions and pipe the CO2 to western North Dakota for underground storage.
Organic Valley will receive $25 million for its carbon insetting program and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative will get $50 million for its project aimed at expanding climate-smart markets and establishing dairy and sugar as climate-smart commodities.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture will invest nearly $3 billion in projects to reduce climate-harming emissions from farming and forestry, tripling the funding it had initially envisioned for the program, the agency announced on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions says its $4.5 billion pipeline project will help ethanol plants lower their carbon score. The project aims to capture greenhouse gas emissions and pipe the CO2 to western North Dakota for underground storage.
Moorhead, Minneosta, on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 was the site of the “Next 5 Years,” conference, hosted by the Northern Crops Institute, featuring speakers taking a look at big trends, such as sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and political forces at play.

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