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TECHNOLOGY

Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) has recognized the Minnesota-based company NewStarch Solutions as 2021 Ag Innovator of the Year.
Officials of Emerging Prairie, a Fargo, North Dakota, non-profit technology and economic development group, on May 3, 2022, announced its new multi-million “Innovation Center” will be west of Casselton, North Dakota.
David Crothers, 66, of Bismarck, died April 22, 20022, in Fargo. Since 1988, he was chief executive officer of the Broadband Association of North Dakota, previously known as the North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives.
Shannon Schlecht, executive director of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, told a Minnesota legislative committee on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, that AURI needs $2 million for construction in Waseca.

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Two cyber security experts shared ideas and strategies on Monday, Feb. 21 at the Northern Corn and Soy Expo in Fargo.
A newly developed ear tag for cattle by the company 701x is solar powered and Bluetooth enabled, and covers GPS location, health monitoring, calving, estrus/heat, record-keeping and a traceability platform.
Grain Weevil recently earned the Innovation Award, with a $50,000 prize, at the 2022 American Farm Bureau Association annual meeting. The creators say it also helps with grain quality and work efficiency on the farm.
With the ability to use soybean oil, ethanol and electricity from a renewable source, Tom Slunecka of the Minnesota Soybean Research Council calls Plasma Blue "the ultimate trifecta of renewable liquid fuel." Slunecka will be in Las Vegas to show off Plasma Blue biodiesel technology at the 2022 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo.
AGCO, the world’s third largest agricultural equipment designer, manufacturer and marketer, is purchasing North Dakota’s Appareo Systems LLC, in Fargo, effective in January 2022. AGCO will keep the company’s design teams in Fargo and Paris, France.
The Hall family partnership of Hoople, North Dakota, on Oct. 25, 2021, put in place a multi-million-dollar optical grading system plant that uses cameras to evaluate potatoes individually and sort them into lanes. The Halls’ Spectrim can sort up to 1,700 potatoes a minute or around 120,000 per hour.

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Bayer, Bushel and Amazon Web Services have unveiled their collaboration, Project Carbonview.
GrainBridge was a joint venture of ADM and Cargill Incorporated.
Drumgoon Dairy, which started with 1,400 cows, completed its third milking facility on the farm at the beginning of the year, bringing the total herd to 5,500 milking cows. The latest project, known as Drumgoon East, added 20 robots and made Drumgoon Dairy this one of the largest robotic operations in the state with the guided flow system and under one roof.

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