In a series of meetings across the state, the North Dakota Soybean Processors continue to ask for equity commitment from farmers for a crush facility in Spiritwood, North Dakota. President Bruce Hill tells the Red River Farm Network a commitment is still needed for $50 million. “I think it’s good for North Dakota, the farm economy and for the local investor,” says Hill. “I also think we had a message issue up front. We changed our CEO, because I think our message is wrong. If you were invested and pulled out, please come back.” At a meeting in Valley City, a group of 10 farmers also acknowledged the need for a crush plant in the state, but the tough times in agriculture could be holding back some investors. Everyone wants to protect cash. The timeline continues to shift for the construction of the plant. There is now talk about a ground breaking in August. That’s if there is a strong interest from investors. Hill says an equity drive is the biggest challenge in starting projects like this. Listen to the story.