About 25 years ago, a need to improve local basis encouraged a group of South Dakota farmers to start a soybean crush facility near Volga. This sparked a soybean crush movement across the region. Lake Preston, South Dakota farmer Paul Casper served as president of the South Dakota Soybean Processors LLC for 13 years. During his term on the board, he helped organize the Minnesota Soybean Processors LLC. “It’s been a very interesting ride.” Casper is interested to see what happens with the proposed soybean crush facility at Spiritwood, North Dakota. In fact, North Dakota Soybean Processors President Bruce Hill says the Spiritwood equity drive will be closing soon. “With the change in management, we’re now doing it the way the board thought it should be done. We’re going to get there,” says Hill. “We’re going to do it in 60 days to be exact.” Listen to more of the story.