After a 30-year career with J.R. Simplot, Dave Dufault has joined Prairieland Ag as its director of crop protection. The Fargo-based Prairieland Ag partners with 50 local cooperatives in the Upper Midwest for group purchasing of fertilizer and crop protection products. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision on dicamba has been making headlines, but Dufault sees a bigger concern. “Manufacturers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars developing these products and to potentially have it yanked out from under them is really concerning.” Dufault is an Argyle, Minnesota native who retired in April as the vice president of wholesale sales for J.R. Simplot in Boise.
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